1. The house next door is a rental house, thus it has taken a beating and has been a bit neglected over the years. The newest tenants have turned it into a home, landscaping the yard and planting trees. Today they completed the foundation plantings. Where previously sat a lost and forlorn structure now sits a cozy cottage.
2. We completely empty our master bedroom and first floor spare room in preparation for the carpet cleaner. With our bedroom empty, it's easier to imagine the possibilities. I fetch the tape measure to see what we might be able to rearrange. I've decided I prefer the room empty.
3. I catch *someone* galloping around the empty room on all fours with the dog. Some things never change. : )