Good news: My husband had gallbladder surgery yesterday, and came through just fine.
Bad news: The fires have already started in California. There is one down near Santa Barbara, and some equines are already missing. :( I hope everyone will be found and it will all turn out okay. I remember when I lived down there seeing a little memorial for horses who had died in one of the big fires. Once they get going, it is very very hard to stop the fires or clear out of their path when you have livestock.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.