Our hair is much shorter now than then, and we both weigh slightly less than we did then. Sure, we’re both dealing with health issues we couldn’t have imagined then. But we’re still together, enjoying a meal out at a favorite haunt. Still making plans and trying to figure out this crazy life. Here’s hoping the end is a long way off.
The pot of geraniums on the left has a persistent guest: a tomato plant. We recycle all our soil so a stray seed must have made it through winter and finally emerged late this summer. Haven’t had the heart to cut it down. Grow, little plant!
Still lots to do: cut away excess plastic, hang door, add trim around vents and door, add raised beds, spread gravel, etc. But it’s to the point we can actually use it. Amazed.
After more years and money than I care to think about, King County finally issued a building permit to our son and his family. Construction begins this weekend. A new era begins on The Orchard Compound.