The Pit of Despair, more butterflies, and spreading the love:
For those of you who have followed the saga of the Pit of Despair (starts here, continues on here, here, here, and here) we have new and exciting developments. We received the coveted “No Further Action Required” letter from the state resulting in wild rejoicing in our house. I called the builder and work has restarted. For (hopefully!) the last time, a pit is dug and now has the forms for the footings in it.
We won’t be having workers here full time as they are on other jobs for a couple of months, but John the builder guy says he will send people over as they have time and can get some work done rather than waiting until he can send people full time.
I’ve been diligently lying on the floor as Brian the physical therapist told me to and have made a little mat area of a beach towel and several folded blankets to lie on. Kady seemed to think that it was for her so I broke down and went and bought her a new bed for the family room. She has one in her crate, but when she wants to be with her pack now she has a comfy place to lie down. After some suspicious sniffing and pawing she has settled right in.
The little cabbage whites and the bumblebees are living it up on the spirea bush in the front
and lots of big and little butterflies are partying on the butterfly bush.
Those of you who are Betties on Facebook will have seen Deborah Blake’s post about the book I sent her. (Short story – I saw a book I thought an internet friend of mine would like a lot and wouldn’t know about, so I bought it and sent it to her. Vicki Lane – it’s Staubs and Ditchwater and it’s all due to you). I’ve been trying, when I think of something to do for someone, to go ahead and do it – send an email or text, send a book, bring over some tomatoes, etc. Small stuff, nothing like buying someone a car, but the kind of thing that brings me happiness when someone does it for me. I think the news, the political fighting, all combine to depress me and I’m trying to do something to consciously counteract that negativity.