We did not get enough sleep last night. Our late return from the Oregon Dunes and Bridget's marionberry smoothie adventure (at midnight) resulted in a very late bedtime. The homeowners' dog (she is house sitting), Maddy, finds it necessary to clippy-clop around the house every 20 minutes, shaking her cowbells in the process (she also looks like a cow). Hence the lack of sleep.
I accompanied Bridget in some morning errands:
After our tired/lazy day we decided it was far too much effort to paddle the 20 miles to Rogue Hops Farms and instead made pizza and invited Bridget's friend Nick over for dinner (he also works on coastal erosion and flood hazards, but along the Oregon coast). We made super thin crust pizza, ate all of it, drank (or didn't drink) IPAs, and were in bed by 9pm. Yes.
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