…some catching up to do…

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A week of doctor visits culminated in a weekend of arts and slow cooking. Invested all day yesterday in a brisket on the grill and cleaning up around the outside of the house. Some of last fall’s leavings are still on the ground piled in corners and hidden under bushes in the back. It isn’t easy getting over the inertia of winter but once the caked up soil was loosened, some seed thrown down, and the green growth on the north-facing side of the house cleaned off, it started looking optimistic.

Don’t expect any surprises back at the office today…but then they wouldn’t be surprises would they…

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