Well the flower girls made it back from there vacation. Two weeks Colorado and Kansas. While they were gone I repaired a rescued gnome that was their favorite, but broken. Then I returned it plus a smaller new one to their flower garden. They noticed them both within one hour. I overheard the oldest one telling the younger one that it's proof that gnomes have magic. She said, "I remember mom threw Mordecai in the trash last year, because his leg was broken off."
You all know that it's hot. 93 degrees here and no wind. The girls have a large inflatable pool that they filled with water, and have lots of fun playing in it. I go over and talk with them, and they try to splash me; but either their mom or dad tells them not to get me wet. And generally they listen and stop splashing. Well this PM I decided to have some fun. I emptied my pockets, took off my shoes, and left my glasses at home. I walked over and started to talk to the girls , and as soon as they started to splash me; I jumped in. Needless to say, they were stunned. So was their mom. Also, needless to say, we (I) had a ball. I am nice and cool now.