Just finished the third of my 3 summer conferences and now have one more week before I head back to work. My sister in Nebraska says they've already started back to school. Whew - way too hot for that. Yesterday, a former student showed me a great spot to take the dogs to the river - secluded (nobody to yell at the dogs), sandy (for a bit) and rocky (for a lot, so no weeds). The dogs loved it and so did I. We were all SO tired last night and today my arms feel like lead. We got a real test of what the "Endless Pool" feels like because we were swimming against the river current. Just had to laugh when I looked at shore and realized that I hadn't moved...LOL.