(1) It was one of those running days today where you feel invincible. It was cool and dusk and the dogs were in a groove so basically they were like the speedboat and I was the waterskiier being pulled behind them. And I wound up running for longer than intended and pulled an 8-miler on a day I only intended 5. It felt really good, and it was something I really needed.

(2) There’s some days where this old house drains me because I’m inundated by thoughts of All That We Have Yet To Do. But then sometimes when the sun hits it just right, I’m like, damn son, she’s a beaut. And I remember how far we’ve come with her in just under two years.