You guys! It is February 12 and it is 70 degrees in Asheville. And that means I am back to basking on my picnic deck for journaling and reading random New York Times stories and getting some work done (unfortunately in that order). If there is a better way to work than outside listening to the birds chirp I definitely don't know what it is.
You'll notice that my "overlooking the pond" vista is currently an "overlooking world's largest mud puddle" vista. Which, strangely enough, indicates progress. That's right, we got the pond drained (finally!) and are now awaiting the arrival of the big equipment. I'm fully aware that the problem of "my pond needs repair work" is about the most first world problem imaginable, and thus it won't exactly be a catastrophe if takes a while. But still... fingers crossed this thing has water back in it by summer.