That top photo is in my neighbor's back yard; he had just put the pier in days before the rains started!
Another thing that I've been doing is keeping up on a blog that started when the filming of Public Enemies started in Columbus. I've met some great new friends through the blog and a call for volunteers to help paint the Amtrack Station yesterday brought out 17 people to spend the day painting this "entry way" to the city. I helped for a while and had a great time too. There was even free pizza provided by the station for lunch!