Joyous news: my contract is extended for seven additional weeks through the end of September! I will have the privilege of experiencing the sweet autumn months in the desert — and a paycheck, to boot. It is wonderful to have superiors who believe in you and see the value of what you are doing. It didn’t hurt that both Arches and Canyonlands are a bit short on staff, and can share me as I’m trained in both parks. I am very, very happy at these good tidings.