Thank you for all the nice comments about the new property. Our immediate plans are to first, cut down the trees and then second, see if we can bushwack a path down to the canal that is the western border for the property. If we could launch our kayaks there, we could paddle all the way to the bay and then to the ocean or the river if we wanted to. However, it is really, really steep, so I'm not how well that will work. Stay tuned! We could build another house (or a little guest house) on the property sometime in the future, but it won't be easy (and hence it would be expensive) so we'll just figure it out as we go along.
I finished "The Bankers Wife" and it was good---it was a mystery/thriller that was quite engaging, and the three main characters were really interesting (and all women, and all reliable). I'm now reading a memoir called "From the Corner of the Oval" about someone who worked for Obama. It is good too.
Today I need to gather all the things for Calypso's party tomorrow, and string his Happy Birthday banner (it came unassembled) and see if I can salvage a statistical analysis. That last part doesn't sound fun. So I'll start with that.