Paradise ponders... The construction effort is progressing, albeit more slowly than we would like. The current work involves removing about 10 cubic yards of soil that was dug out for the foundations of our mud room and our sun room. They're planning to be done with that today, but I suspect they will not. Jim J. (our contractor) came over today to talk doors: he had some details from the factory on just what doors we could possibly have made, and this required a bit of compromise (nothing we really object to) for two of our doors. Naturally those were the two we asked for really odd things on :) Jim also told me to expect some lumber to show up soon, as they're just about ready to build the floors.
Yesterday evening the low sun angle made a pretty scene in the trees next to our shed. My brother Scott tells me they're some kind of cherry, with this bright red foliage. Some photos: