I didn't get to spend any time in the yard today. I left for a school planning seminar in Columbus at oh too early in the morning and got back way too late. A funny event happened near the end of the first seminar. The fire alarm went off. After a moment of hesitation because no one knew their designated exit door, 600-some odd educators filed out of the hotel. The hotel staff looked at us with that look that says "who are these people and what are they doing?" Well, we're teachers and what are you supposed to do during a fire drill? It was fun. The picture is us milling about because all the rooms had to be checked out. On a disappointing note, the presenter didn't show up for a seminar on post high school opportunities for at-risk kids, which are my kids. Do you sense the irony in that?