I took a blog break. And a Facebook break. It was a good thing to do. I also took a personal paperwork break. That was not such a good idea as I am now so far behind, it is going to be stressful to catch up and get ready to prepare our tax returns.
These photos represent the situation in November.
This is my garden plot just outside the window to Andy’s office.
We have our camping chairs out on the lanai. I found a glass table in the garage that I bought for our kitchen table in 1980. Daughter Jennifer was a newborn. I still remember carrying her around the store that day.
Here is the progress on the house three lots over from us.
This is the house down the street past our house and across the street. This is the first day of block laying. They finish that job on the second day. You can see a fire in the background. They are clearing and grading the area beyond the end of the street for more houses.
Here is Andy standing in our driveway, watching me take pictures.
I got four Mexican heather plants for my birthday and put them along the front walk. They are covered in tiny purple blooms
I forgot the name of these shrubs. They were loaded with buds in November. The plant and the blooms are so delicate.
We met a couple at karaoke the week before Thanksgiving. I was chatting with Cynthia and mentioned that we were not doing anything for Thanksgiving. No children coming to visit and we were not going to visit any of them. She invited us to Thanksgiving dinner at their house. I had a wonderful time with three generations of their family. That is Cynthia at the far end of the kitchen (buffet) counter with her arm raised. Larry is on the far left.
There were twenty-two of us. The old folks sat at the dining room table. The younger adult generation sat around the kitchen counter. That grandchild generation sat outside on the patio. They had gathered from a distance and were having a grand time getting together. I just enjoyed being in the midst of a big, happy, and gregarious family celebration.
We watched them put up the trusses on the house three lots over. We missed that at our house. They had the job done before we arrived that day!
It goes really fast. The crew on top of the house has the trusses secured before the man offloading the truck can get the next truss up there with the crane.
And that is all the news from November. Or rather, that is all the news I remember because those are the things I took pictures of. Yes, I have a photographic memory.