Our canoe adventure with Derek and Sara has been unceremoniously scrapped. AT&T is expecting its union employees to strike any day now, and until all of that is straightened out, Jan Michael must be able to get to work within 12 hours of said strike. Now, if we had planned to canoe down the Skookumchuck, we'd be good to go, but the Upper Missouri is just too far away. We are gnashing our teeth and booing to beat the band, but consoling ourselves with the following: we have countless other things to be thankful for and joyful about, and there are a ton of fun camping places within Washington that we can visit on weekends until this work hoopla is resolved. We'll use those new sleeping bags no matter what!