I'll be gone for a while. You'll have to take your morning coffee without me.
Meanwhile, there are a couple irons in the fire.
Jim will be here supervising the contractors who are remodeling our porch.
Yes! They are here. They have already torn out the vinyl siding and plastic trim that the builders had installed, and new taller windows have been been put in.
In this rough state, torn up and unfinished, the porch already looks so much better.
While I am gone there will be decorating decisions about the wood wall paneling and the layout of the brick floor. But, as I said, Jim is in charge, so no worries.
There will be a future "Before & After" post coming up.
Another exciting development: I found a source to replace the 'Kintzley's Ghost' honeysuckle that was mislabeled when I bought it, and came up as an entirely different plant. A nursery in Ft. Collins, Colorado has it, both one gallon and two gallon plants. Yes, I want one.
So I'll go out there and pick one up.
You know, of course, that I live in Connecticut. But no worries. I am headed out to Colorado on a trip to see my youngest son and he has already agreed to take me up to Ft. Collins one afternoon to hunt down my plant.
There will be a future post coming up about scoring just the plant I want 2,000 miles away.
My trip will finish with a visit to see my oldest son in L.A. These are all exciting developments, and I can barely contain myself.
So, bye for now. I'll be gone, but there is a lot happening.