for my mom: Adam finally was able to fix your old toaster! Can you believe it? It's taken him a while to sit down with it and all his electrical tools and figure out what was wrong. He gave it a test run, and it produced a perfect piece of cinnamon toast.
everyone else: we're anticipating the arrival of Anne and 4 children this afternoon. It's been rainy and is muddy outside, but I'm sure we'll have fun anyway.