The pond has frozen for the first time.

Leaves are still green on the quince, but the wisteria has given up. Meanwhile Jane is still laboring over almost-the-last job we do, until we re-stock/shelve the kitchen. Scott is working for our friends Tim and Cheryl tomorrow, but hopefully (we thought we would...

And…a delay.

The cabinets are not where the store thought they would be. They are still on a truck headed west. They are anticipated to be here Friday, but will not reach our place until Monday or Tuesday next. There is plus and minus to this: the plus is Jane can finish the...

burlap-ing the delicate trees and mulching the roses.

It’s that time of year. Burlap is smelly and sheds and I hate storing it in the house, but when you need it, you need it. Makes a great tree-wrap for mimosas and new Japanese maples. But we’re out. I wrapped Jane’s better of two mimosas and the new...

I am not cut out to be a hacker…

I managed to lock myself out of my password manager. This is not a happy accident. I do have a record of the password that gets me the other passwords. Unfortunately my handwriting is not always legible when it is a note scrawled amid a page full of other notes. There...

Finally—TWO aspects of the kitchen remodel are done.

The lights. The floor. We finished Friday. The baseboards are yet to come, but we don’t count those: that’s wall, and Scott will do the baseboards. We now have a complete floor. Yay us. Ceiling painting, dining area painting, almost done, pantry interiors,...