Steve will be working in Napa today and then off to Fort Bragg on the California coast for tomorrow. So Youngest Daughter and I will be keeping each other company and tending the five dogs and five chickens. We're outnumbered, I hope we do everything right.
I have several thousand projects to start or complete. The summer heat won't allow for much yard work, but at least I reset the pavers leading to the front door so I can cross that off my list. Our front yard is mighty jungly these days with untrimmed bushes and trees taking over. I so overdid the black bark on the lawn that it looks like I pulled up a big, black, fluffy quilt! I can easily shovel off a couple inches for some other projects and wet it down with a hose while we wait for rain. Eventually it will settle, but instead of rounding my figures up I should have rounded down. Or maybe the guys were just generous when they loaded the truck.