Tomorrow we take off on the Kennikot for Homer. We'll be arriving in Homer at about 2 am, and then driving up to Anchorage to stay for a few nights. Then we drive on to Fairbanks, where I will be doing a month of intensive schoolwork on my dissertation. I am excited to go up there for a change, but also reluctant, as we are just really getting settled here in our house. My garden is picking up and it may be past its prime by the time we get back. Oh Well, it's for a good cause. And we have Mike to watch the house for us while we are gone.