First let me give an update on Mama. She is doing better each day. She has been moved to The Laurels at Willow Creek, a lovely rehab center in Richmond, VA. My dear sister and brother-in-law live close by and keep careful watch. I appreciate all the prayers and kind words from all my friends in Blogland.
This is the side of our house after the fence was removed and the little bobcat pushed the dirt around to make it a more usable space.
The light colored shingles in the corner are where once a small shed stood. It has now gone. The post hold up the roof of what was once the screened porch. (The light colored shingles will age to look like the rest of the house.)
And here it is today. The roof shelters a small grill. The bulkhead has been painted and the patio is now a lovely herringbone brick pattern.
I enjoyed sitting there this morning before going to work. I was able to place a few threads while I enjoyed my coffee. You can see the chiminea on the left. Rebekah and I will be sitting out there tonight with our knitting and a lovely fire to take the chill off.