Jane was nice enough to pick me up in SJ and whisk me north to Palo Alto. I was asleep at 10 pm (CA time) and didn't wake up until the cell phone rang at 8 am. Flying is exhausting, even if most of the time is spent sitting. This morning Bingo and I walked, then the cleaning man came and after he took the plastic panels down from the kitchen ceiling I washed and dried them. (They were filled with dead bugs and gunk) Mike appeared and the two of us put them back up. Then it was nap time... After that a quick trip to the hardware store for some supplies. My father's head is AWFUL. In fact I don't think I have the heart to photograph him. At least not today. The leaves are just beginning to turn and fall.... California is about 3 weeks behind Rhode Island. Luckily my parents have a gardener, so no more raking this year.