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Buying Soil for the Backfill

Because I was mostly in the back of the house (away from public view), this particular pair of jeans was passable. But I think today was the final day I could wear these guys out in public, outside of the house.

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Daisy, Close Up

Snapped this brief moment, after all the nail trimming was done. Got to see her resting and still for a few beats, where she was ok to be held for just a little while.

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The Last Bin

Spent today starting to do some of the backfill. There’s a small gap between the concrete walls, the plywood supports, and the actual backyard. That space needs to get filled with soil, so that the yard doesn’t collapse into it… and to also provide a bit more material for rain to run through.

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Catching Up with Jenny

I learned my cousin Jenny was in town this week, and we made plans to meet up for an early breakfast/coffee. Something about this week – a ton of friends and family are in town. When it rains it pours, I guess.

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Valpo Visit

We learned the Ford kids were moving on a little earlier than expected. Our plans were to try to squeeze in another visit over the weekend, but instead… we realized we needed to hop over tonight, after work, to see them once more before they left.

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Amazon + Grubhub

There’s been a secret project at work for some time now, nicknamed “Project Amber.” I wasn’t involved with any of it, but just heard rumors swirling here and there.

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Dependence Day

“It would be a quieter holiday, no fireworks
or loud parades, no speeches, no salutes to any flag,
a day of staying home instead of crowding away,”

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Morning Flowers

On watching her out the back door, I realized how lovely this moment was. And as much as our home is still very much in a construction-zone mode, we have the ability to just walk out back and pluck a few flowers from the garden.

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