Joe was the last of our visitors for the fall. Of course, more are welcome, but we don't have any more reservations booked. Joe was here from Friday to early this morning. We mostly just relaxed and enjoyed are long three day weekend. We spent some time on the beach, eating, grilling, napping, and swimming in the pool. Among other things, we conquered the great frontier of Village by the Sea and went exploring for a banana tree similar to the one that Joe brought back from Africa. He has become quite the botanist. I was reminded of how similar Joe and John are. Did you know that they might even use the same biology computer program for their respective theses? It's uncanny. Another way they are similar, you are seeing two of the only moments when the two of them were actaully being compliant and letting my take their picture.
Second, I was in a fender bender on Friday. I was not hurt, but the front end of the car got a little beat up. The picture here is as close as I could get to the car on a weekend. You can see where the hood is bent up, but you will have to use your imagination for the rest. The damage came out to $3700. Thank goodness we have insurance. John helped to brighten my day with not a dozen, but 14 yellow roses. Needless to say, they helped.