April 30. 2006 was a cool one in the early bits, and Sabrina, Deirdre, my sister Patsy from LA and my sister-in-law Robin's new puppy Alice are trying to keep warm in the sun on the porch of the big house at my grandparents' place on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas. It was beautiful there but the water was too cold for swimming. Next time, Sabrina's going in. A little, anyways.