I realize that the classic children's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has been removed from the curriculum but this is for those of you who have read one of my favorite children's stories of all time. This came to me yesterday when Senor Ping and I started painting the fence. Now if we had been as enterprising as Tom was we would have talked others into joining us in our painting and maybe even made a bit of money doing it. However, we are not so lucky or maybe as convincing as Tom so we were on our own with the painting. It my take a few days but I am sure we will be as happy as Tom when the job is all done.