The last month (August) was a very busy month for us. It was not the "dog days of Summer". What kept us busy was the submission of three major grants proposals, to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, ENVIRON and the Tulalip Tribe Foundation. Along with all that Rick is steadily working on new stove designs and testing. We are hoping to hold our annual fall Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) party in early November (but we need to secure a venue first).