The backyard remodel is taking shape with the help of son Brian who drove down from Northern California to spend a couple of weeks helping out.
Here they are preparing forms to pour aggregate cement pads for the hardscaping.
Although I hardly think of him as 'old' I do love this picture.
We were able to christen the veranda with a new table and our first outdoor meal. We had to drag dining room chairs around the table to do it, but it's a start. I'll be off to look for chairs today!
And in more bead related content, I attended Margie Deeb's lecture at the Bead Society of San Diego meeting on Saturday. I was thrilled to see so many familiar faces. The lecture was excellent. Although I have all of Margie's books and subscribed to her spring and fall color trend reports, hearing her speak gave me an even better understanding of the material.
I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Margie in the afternoon and I will bring you the full report with pictures soon.