In exactly a month, we will have kept this little blog percolating for exactly two years. I am proud that we were zealous about the first year, and prouder still that four over-achievers have managed to forgive themselves for not necessarily posting every day this year. Whether or not we post we are hopefully happier, definitely closer as friends, and I think more mindful of our blessings too. I periodically annoy myself by applying the blog principle to bad days.
And on an unrelated note, my overly complicated building plan, wherein each step is predicated on at least 2 others, now looks like a flow chart. And one that’s actually flowing. Here it is. I’ve gotten to step 3 in each plan.
Demolish random wheelchair ramp in garden –>Excavate pit for retaining wall –> move wheelchair ramp rubble pile into retaining wall pit –> Use new rubble-free space to take down overgrown privet hedge on top of 10′ wall –> rubble and privet-free space means I can finally get bees for the beautiful hive what I built.
Put piles of rubble from elsewhere in garden into pit–>this makes space for bricks from kitchen “fireplace.” (big ugly alcove with badly laid bricks in it). –> Use rubble to backfill outline of 4′ of steps from old garden to new garden. Use bricks themselves to build steps. This makes good access for bee care and future building projects. –> Use any remaining waste to level off pit and lay foundations –> Lay new concrete base for current compost heaps and future schmancy summer house. Have well-earned nap.