Got a letter from Sister Smoot, the mother to one of James companions / roommates. She said she thought we might want to see James' hand before he got stitches. I called her to find out what happened. Seems he punched a brick and split his knuckle. He hasn't told us anything about it yet in his e-mails. A few weeks ago James mentioned a new roommate they found while cleaning their backyard. Here are a few photos of the roommate he was talking about.
James and his companion found this caterpillar while out working. James carried it home in a leaf so they could get a photo. He said that if the hairs are touched, it gives you flu like symptoms. Glad he didn't touch it.