As I write this, I'm sitting on our back deck, bathed in gorgeous fall sunshine. Brewier, and Oliver are on the deck below me, working on building a frame to go over our generator. When I first came outside, Oliver ran across the deck below me and hid under the deck stairs, trying to escape the noise of Brewier sawing, (He's sensitive to noise, like me.) I thought it would be funny to growl at him like a bear, so I did. He jumped about a foot of the ground, gave a barely audible cry of, "Yikes!" then started running down the stairs and INTO THE BACKYARD...you know, where the bears would actually be. Oh Oliver.
We've had the most beautiful weather, and have been spending as much time as possible outside. I love being outdoors, hiking, and rock climbing, and am so happy to be living in a place I can do those things.