We are in Idaho for a few days where we are staying with Jeremy and Laura. They recently bought a house and we are giving some initial assistance to fixing things that need attention. It has been very hot but the weather seems to be easing. I have not thought of Idaho as being desert but it seems to survive only on the goodwill of God who sends very occasional rain and the Snake River which provides significant irrigation. So far Joyce has been painting Adah’s bedroom and I have been helping Jeremy with electrical work as well as minor plumbing. With the usual and obligatory trips to Lowe’s.
Their house property abuts the Idaho State University campus where Jeremy teaches. And, over the top of the buildings you can see some mountains from the back yard of the house.