The deck reconstruction continues. Only one broken window so far. (sigh) Nothing is ever easy. The crew arrived bright and early this morning to get a jump on the heat. It's been slowly heating up here, finally a little summer weather. All or nothing so it seems. Weather forecasters say it may reach up to 106 degrees tomorrow. Might even have to get out some bed-sheets again like last time. Lord, let's hope not.
Unrelated: I've been watching this awesome Victorian garden and kitchen series that ran on the BBC during the 1980's. The episodes were released in the UK on DVD in 2006. Had never seen it before, I'm not even sure it ran in the U.S. Every detail is utterly fascinating. I've honestly been staying up late every night for a week now watching these. I can't stop! The "old ways" of doing things are so interesting. Life moves at a much slower pace. Makes me truly appreciate all our modern conveniences even though cooking on a wood stove seems appealing. In this setting anyway. And on cooler days.
The authentic Victorian "wall-garden" is another focus and is transformed during the course of the series. They discovered those high brick walls originally created for aesthetics, created a micro-climate which extended the growing seasons. Good to know!