Here it is already. Less than a week before my folks arrive and a punch list a half a mile long. The deck part is done, stairs today, railings over the week ahead. And you'll just have to wait for final pics! It's a wonderful transformation to what use to be a terrible entrance to our house. We have decided that next summer we'll be doing some grading and fill and a concrete pad which means the stairs this year may or may not be the stairs we finally end up with.
Over last week the power company came and trimmed trees around their lines. I am putting that in nice terms. Let me say, usually they have Trees, Inc do their work. I have no clue what idiots they used this time but it's so bad in some areas I can't even look at it without wanting to cry. Whole trees have been limbed up a complete side and these not even near the power lines, other trees taken out when topping would have been fine.
To make matters worse, they did send in the more experienced Trees Inc guys to take a particularly difficult tree down and those guys looked at me and said we hate having to follow them. The exact words were, "it sucks to be following in THAT draft." I haven't seen one thing wild since the tree butchering began.
There's not much exciting to say about cleaning. It's getting done, room by room, top to bottom. I've managed to finish the Burda blouse and get it into the washing machine. After I finished with chalk lines and adjustments that white fabric had been handled so much it looked like I had worn it for a week! Some gift sewing was done and it all came out fantastic. Heck, I don't even have a new parting shot, so I'm going to leave you with this oldie but goodie from the archives. I'll do better next post!
Parting shot: Stella with her new baby brother Robin.