And this is MODERATE air quality??

Wow, got outside this morning and wondered if our neighborhood was on fire. The air is hazy and smells strongly of wood smoke. We need rain so badly. The sun hanging over Lakeshore Drive on the way in was an small orange ball, looking like it didn’t have the strength to break through the fog.

In other news, T went to work for the full day on Monday. He even walked to Subway for lunch! He said it felt so much better than it did before the surgery. Yesterday, though, he only worked half a day. I think he overdid it a bit. Fortunately he’s sensible enough to come home when he feels bad.

Gram is doing well with her rehab. Mom has secured a larger apartment for her (larger than the studio-sized one we had initially chosen), and we’re hoping she likes it. I talked to her briefly on Sunday on the phone and she sounded pretty good. She has trouble talking on Mom’s cell phone, though.

I’ve been working on the redesign for the Samford home page. The test designs are at www.samford.edu/~test/. I’m not really happy with the direction it’s going, but we’ll see what I come up with today.

My bridge adventure between Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde and Expedition to the Demonweb Pits is going well. I could have killed J’s character–a twilight guardian rolled a crit, but I rescinded it. Yikes. She didn’t have sufficient armor, was still going with her 6th level stuff. She will definitely remedy that  next time we play, on Saturday.

Parenthetical note: The problem with being here before 7 am is that the air hasn’t cut on yet. Ick.

OH–my new word for the week is “lolcats.” T read an article in Slate (!) on the subject. Now we have a name for those oh-so-funny photos of cats with l33t-like captions. My favorites are still those at the PVP site, but www.lolcats2.com is funny too.