We have the best deck. I had lunch up in the sunshine today. It's one of those approximately perfect weather-days, blue skies, sunshine, warm, but not hot. The honeysuckle is nearly abloom with lovely pink buds all over it and lushly green. The deck furniture is comfortable and a soft wind blowing, and off in the distance, horns honking Portugal's victory over Poland this morning. It's almost too bad that upstairs is nowhere near the phone outlet and thus I'd have to give up networking to go outside with the computer, which isn't quite feasible at the moment since I'm working on a word processor over VNC at the moment.
Just got news - no TA appointment for next year! I'll be able to do dissertation work and this up the odds of me finishing in time!