Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Red Letter Day!

It's official, it's a red letter day - defined by Wikipedia

A red letter day (sometimes hyphenated as red-letter day or called scarlet day in academia) is any day of special significance.

The term originates from Medieval church calendars. Illuminated manuscripts often marked initial capitals and highlighted words in red ink, known as rubrics. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 decreed the saint's days, feasts and other holy days, which came to be printed on church calendars in red. The term came into wider usage with the appearance in 1549 of the first Book of Common Prayer in which the calendar showed special holy days in red ink.

What's so special? We got a permit for our landscaping project. Three trips to the permit office, many drawings and calculations, and the necessary piece of paper to proceed....and now the project really begins!

The backyard is now a clean slate, with Mark's demo work of the last few months. He has dug up no less then 5 previous sprinkler systems, jackhammered the hardscape, moved plants, installed new doors, put up awnings, sanded the patio and leveled dirt, all in readiness.

We have a plan which includes new hardscape, a fountain, a hot tub and many beautiful plants and trees. And now we are ready to create a garden oasis.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Congratulations Marcia! Very exciting indeed!