Tom: We are spending the day today looking after #1 who is feeling distinctly down in the dumps. Recent months have seen a series of work-related difficulties and then, just recently, one client behaved appallingly, ditching her in mid-project with no reason other than "I just don't feel this is how I want to do it" and then refusing to pay for all the work done, instead offering half of what she had billed, take it or leave it. Right now, she feels as though she has been beaten to a pulp, and her confidence in her fellow "man" is at minimum levels.
Things were not improved by several of the fields up from the house suddenly getting dug up yesterday which sent both of us into a funk. There are housing development projects in the works and it looked like things were moving much more quickly than had been expected. Fortunately, this morning, we found a nice young man to talk to, and he explained that they were in fact only doing some archeological digging at this stage, to make sure there are no vestiges around. It seems the big construction project won't be happening for another 6-7 years, if all goes well. They said they would put the soil they had dug up back in place and leave the fields be. Phew, but all fingers an paws still crossed.
So here are some photos #1 took last night of one of the fields as we walked around the parts that had not been dug up:
And the most exotic item of all!
And lest we forget.. HAPPY 4th OF JULY to all our American Friends!