Thank you! to Phil and Courtney, who stayed at the stick house and took care of the cats. Thank you! to Carolyn and Annie, who kept tabs on the Duck and took care of the cats. It was wonderful to not worry about anything back here.
Things went fairly well, considering the circumstances. It takes a long time to get the death certificate, and we can't do any legal stuff without it. While we were there, though, we cleared out Dad's house and cleaned it up. He was a tidy man. His house was sparse and utilitarian; he didn't leave behind many surprises, but there were a few.
We had our driveway enlarged last month, and with the sale of the Duckette, it's time to move the Duck home. Annie and Carolyn have been generous and patient. A million thanks, you guys! Phil says the view from inside the Duck is better than the view just outside. Sage. He's the one who also says This would be so great, if only the scenery kept changing. Okay, okay! We get it! Get ready, and get out.
Maria and MaryGail traveled west this spring, and brought us back a Navajo-made photo album. Maria emphasized that this is to keep you focused and on-task.
To do (not necessarily in this order):
Have Dave Hulle finish up the electrical work
Have Bill Fletcher schedule us for fan installation
Get estimate for plumbing from Brad Hull