Up at a good hour. Coffee, paper, and straight to revisions on new story. Knocked off at the keyboard around noon, and dedicated the rest of the day to planting, and cleaning up the back yard. Found a tall amphora for the northeast wall. Looks great. Cleaned the fireplace in anticipation of the first blaze of summer, then went over to Boreillo Brothers for a hand tossed pizza. Gonna get cleaned up now, and kick back for the evening. Received a note of condolence from Loras College today. Thought it was a give letter. Hit me hard when I opened it. The grief comes in bits and pieces, always when you least expect it.