Two days ago we still had a pre-teen in our house. But no longer. With our boys now 23 and 13, we're very thankful for all the people God has brought into their lives who have encouraged and nurtured them. And I can't help but say this (again): after the wreck in January, we're so thankful that our son has lived to see his 13th birthday. - - - - One thing I loved about Costa Rica and Alaska was that neither got very hot. We had a high each day of about 75 in San Jose, CR, and it got up to about 65-70 in Alaska. That's my idea of summer weather! Friday it was 101 in Abilene! One of God's greatest inventions was AC. - - - - I'm reading Grisham's newest novel, THE BROKER. Much of it is about the difficulty a middle-aged man is having trying to learn a new language. Hmmm.