We are in the home stretch, ladies and gentlemen.
The long journey of Mills Act approval is nearly over. Just a few more things to do before our October 21st deadline.
Our good friend Chris Kent (who runs an awesome beer and paint event) is also an experienced landscape designer who specializes in xeriscaping. He came over a few weeks ago, jotted down some notes and sent us over a list of plants that we might be interested in.
Little bit of stress to get it all done but it will go in next weekend.
But Also a Sigh of Relief
After two quotes and waiting period to manufacture them. We got new windows installed…and they are great.
The company that we went with was Window Restoration and Repair. The guys they sent out were pure professionals. They showed up on time, worked diligently and respectfully. What was originally planned as a 5-6 hour job turned into an 11 hour job for 3 guys. It was dark when they finally started packing it up and we were grateful. They did the front window with two side-by-side single muntin double hung windows. The muntin is the little wood separator and double hung means that both windows slide up and down.
Caitlyn ended up leaving to Indianapolis for a work trip the following morning.
The next day, I came home from work to find a praying mantis had taken residence just under the new window in the front of the house. I posted about in on social media and was told that it was pregnant.
Turns out it was and it left a very durable egg fixed to the brand new window. I ended up scraping it off and placing it in the lavender plants in the back. Hopefully, it will grow up back there and dominate the bugs in my backyard. As for the mother, I found it laying upside dead on the porch. I guess, giving birth is it’s final duty on earth or something deep like that.