Boats. You gotta love 'em. If they weren't so fun when they're working, we would never put up with the maintenance and money they require when they're not. I'm hoping to take mine for a "shake down" cruise tomorrow after a long dry dock spell. I spent this afternoon fixing this and adjusting that. I finished just before the daily afternoon thundershower. We are in such a traditional summer rain pattern this year. I'll have to hit the water early to avoid the almost guaranteed pm rain. I will take the camera.
I couldn't work on the boat this morning due to a training drill with our county CERT. CERT is a great way to get involved in helping during emergencies (if your county is participating). Last year we helped out during the hurricane relief efforts and we've assisted in a few search and rescues.
On the nature front, I was doing a little digging and turned up a Spadefoot Toad. Spadefoots are subterranean critters and live a different life from our common toads. You might live your whole life and never come across a spadefoot, while the common toads are ...well, common.