There is the phrase “Winter of our Discontent” … well this has been a “Summer of Discontent” … for me anyway. Among the other miscellaneous and sundry weather issues and things going wrong, the latest was Monday, when the hot water tank went wonky and had to be replaced. Since mid-June, it has been a series of mishaps, from the garage door, to the computer disk failure and my smashed finger that have happened this Summer. We’ve been incredibly busy at work and I’ve been staying later and later to try to keep up. On top of it, my heart was hurting for many weeks because I was missing my favorite furry pal, Parker, on the perimeter path. I tried not to glance at the hawks circling overhead – but his absence was felt. But then he turned up again – climbing on my shoe and wanting to attack the bag of peanuts that is in the mesh bag on my fanny pack. A ray of sunshine in a month of mishaps. Welcome back kid … you were missed!!