1. Steve's birthday is today! Tess and I take him to the brew store and then out for Breuster's ice cream. (We'll have his cake and pie tomorrow when the gang's all here.) 2. He helps me mulch the flower beds and it goes so much faster! 3. The lawnmower cooperated just long enough for me to finish the lawn. It conked out on the way back to its parking spot. Like our twenty year old refrigerator and our previous twenty-eight year old dryer, Steve will most likely keep this thing running F-O-R-E-V-E-R.