The new roof is on, complete, lovely. It took only two and one half days, a crew of five, working 7 a.m. to 9 pm. and they were wonderful. Yes, it was a dirty, noisy and messy process, but it is finished.
It was pretty cool to see the bare bones of the house from inside the crawl space:
The roofers took off three layers of old roofing, started from scratch and now, everything is to code. What is charming is the grace curve of the roof line, invisible with all those heavy layers. My house is breathing more easily.
Our weather has continued to be brutally hot with brief respites here and there. Today is in the 80s, a welcome change from triple digits. The sunflowers and cosmos, vines, weeds and grasses are thriving. My tactic this years is to let it be. I’ll water just enough to prevent crisp grasses. In the Fall, when it cools down, I will dig our the perennial beds and replant, once again thinking about xeriscaping: minimal maintenance, minimal water requirements. It seems to me that these new weather patterns will be with us a while.
Right now the goldfinches and chic-a-dees are loving the holly hocks and cosmos.
In other news, I am renewing my coaching practice, after a long hiatus, Details here.
Spaces are limited so don’t delay!
It is also possible that a group of “Women in Transition” will be forming soon. if this interests you, send a note.
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My wish for you as August matures is that you are enjoying the Summer, exercising your creativity, relaxing and making stuff!