The pirate festival was a hoot. We looked awesome. You'll have to take my word for it, because I forgot to pack my camera. Gordon was very Howard Pyle indeed.
Today, in honor of Father's Day...my dad helped me build a henhouse. OK, I hinted that I needed help and he and Gordon slaved away all afternoon. We'll finish it when we get back from Kalifornia. I picked up a cool door from a contact through Freecycle (it's the best). The chickens will be living large.
I'm not looking forward to driving all the way down to CA and back...but I am looking forward to Lizzie's wedding. I hate leaving the katz (the horses are in no danger from coons & coyotes), and I have some pullets that need daily attention, but between my mom and the horse/cat sitter I think everything should be fine. The folks in Stockton will be thrilled, I'm sure, to see the last of our junk go away (the stuff we didn't have room for at the last minute).
Pros: dressing up for a wedding, which will involve great food and desserts, and seeing distant friends. Also, we'll be coming back towing a cool Cabriolet (read: gas economymobile).
Cons: worrying about the kitties plus a long, hot drive.