The month of August was mostly spent getting ready for school to start. I took Brodie to work with me every chance I could. He would hang out under my desk, or in front of the window in the breezeway, or napping in the senior lounge while I set up for the book sale. School started on the 21st, and the House of Justinian gained 5 new members as we try to defend our 3-time house cup championship. When I wasn't at work, I spent a lot of time enjoying my balcony garden. I added several new plants, and most of my others were looking quite good. We had a short cool snap, and Brodie and I took advantage of the time on the balcony without sweating.