Summer has arrived. Not a joyous, yippee, shout it from the rooftops summer, but a soft roll into longer days, sleepy mornings, warm walks in the sun. It has been a good summer to take care of needs -- inside and out.
So I've been having work done on my house. Some wood siding and window trim showing signs of wood rot have been removed, the house has been pressure washed and fresh butter-colored paint applied from top to bottom, some plumbing and electrical repairs made.
My dad was a carpenter -- a good one! He had a saying, "Be a job, big or small, do it right or not at all." I thought of him often as the carpenters were sawing and hammering on the sides of my house. He would have been happy I was getting things fixed around the place.