Found cache #1 of the series (the last one I needed) this afternoon. I am nothing if not persistent...had to go back to the site twice to do it! This one was right on a main road, and there's only so long you can look around at a time there without being completely obvious. Was impressed by the ingenuity of the person who hid it, actually: I was poking around in the dirt under the sign that marked the correct spot, wandering through the weeds, overturning rocks, all to no avail. Then I sat back and thought a minute, looked up at the sign, pulled off the reflector that was attached to the signpost and lo and behold, the cache was inside the reflector! Got all the clues, figured out where to start looking for the mystery cache--so far, so good. I am constitutionally unable to ignore a puzzle.
In other news, Thing Two had his second piano lesson today and is kicking butt. Not only did he quickly grasp abstract concepts like what a note is and how to tell how long to hold it, he also practices like a mofo. He may not have been quite as lucky in the genetic lottery as his brother, but he's going to be one hell of a pianist if he keeps this up! Glad I let Himself talk me into getting the kid trial lessons for the summer...I underestimated him again.