After Easter we all head up to Lake County. We rent a car in Burbank, drive to SF. Find both cars with completely dead batteries. Lucky for me the tractor which has sat twice as long starts right up and off we go to disk the walnuts. Sometime later the disker breaks and it takes several hours to fix, bolt and weld back together. The field gets done and we have a ton of stuff to do and only about 4 days left before we go back to Costa Rica. Lauren has already missed a week of school and we learn that a schoolmate from 3rd grade has suddenly died from complications of a burst appendicitis.