Progress on the house is at a temporary pause. My Amish builders went as far as they could with the framing, and left for a while so we could back fill and bring in some of the other utility contractors. The giant mound of dirt along with some gravel was used to fill the hole around the basement. The rest of the dirt was smoothed out in the front yard and used to widen the new driveway. Some other work was done inside, and now we are waiting for them to come back after the July 4th holiday. I anticipate that things will move pretty fast again when they return.
Meanwhile, Connor and I took some time to weed our much neglected garden. I am ashamed to admit that one section was so weedy, I had to get out the lawnmower to trim it down. The varmints ate all of the green beans and cucumber plants because we did not put up the fence around it like we had intended. It looks like they have left us plenty of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, and onions. The garden definitely did not get enough attention this year. I don't like to say 'there's not enough time' because I believe that except certain circumstances such as illness and crisis, one can manage their time to do what needs done. Sometimes, however 'what needs done' has to be prioritized, and it seems that the garden wasn't high on the priority list this year. Still, it isn't too late, so we are doing what we can to salvage it.
My name is Christy Franklin.