Changes

Changes

Busy times here at the ranch.  The roofers are here putting a new roof on part of the lodge.  The rock man is laying new rock sidewalks.  The patio is being covered and the lodge is being redecorated.  Change is good.  Buying some interesting pieces of furniture and repairing and recovering other special  sentimental pieces, one the dining table from my parents that has been sitting in a barn for a few years.  It’s in pieces but will be lovely when refinished and put back together.  My son Joe was here for a few days helping move things around and setting up some things on my new Mac computer and IPad in preparation for my month-long trip to China in October.  Also learning to work a new camera.  Temperature is quite hot but the mornings are cool.  We begin work at daylight and shut it down by 3 p.m.  Will write on my trip and impressions of Vietnam and Cambodia tomorrow.