About the only thing that is showing any beauty or color in the garden are the ornamental kale and cabbage I planted last Fall. They are putting on quite a show!
|At the end of October 2014|
|Mid December 2014|
|Early January 2015|
Meantime, back at the house....a pipe burst during the freeze we had the last couple of days and it happened to be in Mother's new apartment. A piece of the wall in the guest bedroom had to be removed together with all the molding around the floor. Additionally, the padding for the rug and some of the hardwood floor in the rest of the apartment have to be replaced. We have six large and noisy fans drying the floors and MM is back upstairs. After seven months of problems and delays, we got to enjoy the place for less than two months. Now we are back to square eight and another big expense.
The nostalgia that engulfed me at the beginning of the year has now turned into a full fledged depression. Madame Mere and I both agree that someone down there doesn't want us moving into their old space. The time has come for some drastic measures and a serious cleansing!
|My new cleaning crew|
Back in a bit.