There were lots of things to do for my mom on this trip. She's hanging in there well and it's great to have this time with her. But there was also repair work and administrative changes to do.
Here are a couple of shots as the plane took off just as it got dark last night.
These are straight from the camera's memory card. Just a result of a long lens opening.
And these are the amazing hands of the guy who runs the plumbing desk at local hardware store near my mom's place. He's got an innate sense of how things work and he makes things happen as economically as possible for the customers. I took this pictures while he was juggling about six customers at once - finding them the parts they needed even when they didn't know and explaining how they were going to use them. Teasing them when they went on too long, reminding them that he had other customers. An amazing man.