HUGE thanks to the Lillys and the Petersons for all their assistance and hospitality during our recent trip to the Bay Area. The kids (and their parents) had a great time!

Grandpa Bernard’s kid-sitting also enabled me to make a three day side trip down to Los Angeles, which was great for seeing sites (Hollywood Blvd., Deadman’s Curve on Mulholland, the Hollywood Bowl, etc.) and for jump-starting my music career. More on this topic in the days to come.

For now, we’re all exhausted and trying to catch up on our sleep. In fact it’s after midnight as I type this, so I’m headed to bed. Life is good.