Today was a proud day at Fry Lodge. Kristine and I attended our first parent-teacher conferences at Lopez Island Elementary. These things always bring on a bit of parental anxiety, as we’re never quite sure what Henry and Ruby are like when they’re not under our watch. Well, according to their teachers, they are both exceptional. They score at the top of their respective classes academically, and they are apparently very kind to their fellow Lopezians. The standardized reports were littered with “above average” comments from their teachers. I really hope this trend continues for the rest of their lives.