My friend Carol, her husband Chris, her two kids and her dog Basie are visiting for the week. For those of you have been following along, she used to be my neighbor, but a couple of years ago they moved to California and are now living in Minnesota. Basie was a dog I met at the Humane Society, and since I couldn’t bring another pet into the home I convinced Carol to become a dog lover. It’s really good to see her.

(She is super afraid of the Canon camera, so I had to sneak an iPhone photo.)