In spite of the government shutdown and the impending debt default, we ignored it all and had a good weekend at the cabin. Tricia and Kyle, Caroline and Alex and Elina, and Blitz, Sandy, and Farley all enjoyed a weekend of food and drink (a keg of homebrew that wasn’t outstanding but was quite drinkable).Elina is her usual happy self. I don’t think I’ve heard her cry more than once or twice since I’ve known her. And she’s starting to crawl! Or at least she’s pulling herself around on her belly with her arms.