I’ve been stopped just about everywhere in town asking why I haven’t been writing for the paper the past three weeks. Simple reasons really; I’ve been busy going on field trips with Riyan’s class, having fun with the girls, watering the garden, lifting weights with my brother Tanner, going on date nights with Phil, spending time with my sister Katie in the city, hanging out with Tony Todd AKA Candyman (no, seriously!) and watching Phil and Ed sweat over this ugly, behemoth of a water tank. The awful thing holds 1,100 gallons and with all the rain we’ve gotten, it’s now deep enough to swim in. Not that I am, but I could. All that stressing we’ve had over the well not producing enough is now vanishing. Every tank is full; 1,350 gallons of rain water saved!