Things are improving slowly on the work front, but I’m afraid next week’s monthly wrap-up will be on the thin side again. I did get one completely glorious day in! I took Wednesday off and went up to the North Shore with a friend and our oldest child. We visited Old Town Hill in the morning, a very pleasant area to ramble around and all but deserted on a weekday. For lunch we stopped in at Angie‘s, and then headed over to Salisbury Beach for a while in the afternoon. We hoped to see seals, as I have previously on visits to that beach. The tide was in (so their basking rocks were underwater), there was a lot of glare, and I forgot my binoculars, so we couldn’t be sure if any of the distant specks were mammalian. Still a beautiful afternoon.