|Even though Shirley hasn't worked on her birthday for 38 years she did today. In fact all us NOMADS scraped and painted and filled and scraped and painted and filled. We are working on the two apartments a mile or so away and they are beginning to take shape. The scraping was to get the glue from the carpet pad off and the holes and cracks are being filled in anticipation of the laying of laminate flooring. After lunch they were back at it as I had a follow up doctor's appointment after my bout with a kidney stone just before Thanksgiving. After everyone ate dinner, Shirley had a surprise birthday party here on the campus. We had an excellent time with decorations, gifts, cake and ice cream. So now Shirley is 60 and tomorrow we can begin Christmas activities. Enjoy the pics.