OK, I promised some pictures, and here some are. :)
First is the socks I've knit for Katie, Troy and Mary. I'm not sure how the colors are compared to real life - our monitor has a yellow tinge to it, so I can't tell. Katie's are yellow, red pink and blue. Troy's are blue, brown and white. Might be other colors in there, I can't remember right now. Mary's are greenish, yellow, purple, etc.
Second picture, the part of the walkway that goes across the front of the house. You can see the edge of one flower garden on the front left, then the cement steps that we built around busted up cement steps. Just past the steps is our gold fish pond. Straight ahead is the newest flower garden that we have. The right side of the walkway is just a mess of dirt right now.
Third picture is the main flat area of the walkway. At the base of our main steps. You can see the socks sitting waiting for their picture to be taken, the wooden steps and a little bit of the flower garden. Yes, there is a piece missing. Don't most puzzles end up missing pieces?? It's filled in with pea gravel.
The first flower garden, the fish pond and the wooden steps are all built out of wharf timbers that have broken loose and were found on the opposite side of the harbour. One they are floating around or on the shore they are free game (as far as I understand the "rules" of beach combing). Dan and a friend Troy go out in our canoe (or Troy's rowboat with a motor on it) tie a big rope around the timbers and haul them back to where the truck is parked. They then manhandle them onto the back of the truck and bring them back to here. They have fun doing it. We have people stop and ask them what they are doing with them. We also have them surrounding a flower garden (in the works) around an oak tree in our front yard, and along the opposite side of the driveway.
Tomorrow is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. We're having a huge marshmallow roast to celebrate. If you are reading this, and are close enough to come, it starts at 6:30 and goes till about 9. Exit 26, opposite from Tim's - 0.8km up on the right .. there will be a sign. Come!! The more the merrier!! Last night (big) Troy came up and helped string Christmas lights to give lighting for tomorrow night. It was nice sitting out there after 9 and not in the dark. I think the lights might be staying up.
Didn't get a picture of Teddy when he was here, but he's coming again today to spend tonight, so I'll try to get one today. Monday one of our friends daughters went to her appt in the city. Today they are driving their other daughter to Mount A. She's excited, and a bit more nervous than she's willing to admit I think :) That will leave them with just their son at home now. But, on Sept 2nd they go to the airport to pick up an exchange student who will be staying with them until Christmas. His name is Edwardo, and I can't remember where he is from. Did learn yesterday that he shares a b-day with my Katie (and her Uncles Tom and Wayne).