6/23/00: Up fairly early. Phone call to Tony Wong, post poning visit until Saturday A.M. Call to Arnold’s re-arranging time for them, 3 calls to miners, 1 call to Joe to check on these new miners. International call to Tom Staycheff…many tries before a successful connection…to check on things with our house. Back to dugout to package up some things -pictures- to be sent home. Wanting a quiet day….another miner contacted Joe-he’ll be here shortly to show us a parcel. Arrived, looked, but no sale. Laundry needed to be done again. While I washed, Steve looked at another parcel. Bought a small one (Borro). Out to the underground pottery shop and stopped next door at the Arnold’s to say goodbye. Visited with opal buyer Andy Lam while we were there. No purchase. Supper at John’s Pizza and browsed at the mining displays at the Desert Cave. Met with miner John about another parcel. Good visit with John and his wife Yoka, made a purchase. Viewed his collection of Harry Newman’s paintings. Home to bed by 10:30 P.M.