Yesterday was a beautiful day with a slight Chesapeake humidity. I spent most the afternoon knocking on doors in the Shouse Village and Towlston Meadows neighborhoods off Route 7.
The neighbors were friendly but I did suffer two mishaps at Deramus Farms. First, while leaving a house, I tripped on the brick steps and tumbled down a steep hill, losing my papers in the process. Then, a few doors later, a small dog leaped on me and bit me on the upper thigh. I had an interesting time explaining those bite marks to my wife when I got home.
On my way home, I stopped in Vienna for game of croquet on the village green with the leaders of Historic Vienna. Apparently rattled by my bad luck, I lost to former Councilwoman Maud Robinson in a match play.
Tough day all around.