It was a hot day – 80’s and Mom and I were up at the house on Main St. working on my garden there. I went to a plant swap last week and Mom sent me with extras from her yard to trade for stuff for my new garden. I got hostas, lily-in-the-valley, and a few other things that like shade – all on the one side of the house it is almost full shade, so I am putting in a shade garden there. Mom and I muscled rocks and shoveled dirt. We made a set of stone steps leading to the little patio, and planned a few little flower beds. I was so excited at what we got done in just a few hours – thanks to my Mom! I wish we had before and after pictures, but the camera’s still getting repaired! 🙁 At least we will have it for afterwards. 🙂 That’s the best part.By the time I finished hauling water and giving everything a good drink, I was filthy and sweaty hot! I am real pleased with how it looks now. Though the house won’t be livable for months, the first impression as you walk up to the back door is very welcoming.