Just In Case You Were Wondering

Hawaii is just lovely right now. Alas, the ocean has been a bit more turbulent than we’d otherwise like, and the chorus of the feral cats at night a bit more ebullient than I’d prefer, but all in all, things are going swimmingly.

Still no luck finding the real birth certificate, but honestly I haven’t launched my search in earnest yet. And I’m on the wrong island.

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