FINALLY got my Charisma up to LVL6 so I could set up trade routes between my settlements. It took a long time because I didn't notice that I could put points into my base stats, and not just toward special skills. Duh.
Upgraded my robot companion, but her friends are a supreme pain in the ass, and just show up randomly over a hill when I am least expecting/prepared for them. And they are frantic, frenetic fighters. No time to think, switch weapons, etc. Just unload with whatever happens to be in my hand and run backwards, looking for cover.
The sun is out in Seattle for the first time in 8 months.
We do dreary winter here, but this one was particularly epic. The break is really nice.
Had a picnic in a park.
Life is good.