I picked up a habit since we moved east. When the kids and I feel a case of the "stir-crazies" coming on we hop in the van for a little pleasure driving. It's even better if I happen to have the camera in the car (well, better for you). On this particular drive I was hunting down some homes I spotted online. I'm optimistic still (as is Dr. Gooch) about our bid for the farmhouse, but I'm trying to keep grounded by also keeping my options open. The day provided a shock-of-blue sky.