Our sympathies go to George and Becky on the untimely passing of Becky’s dad.
It seems William Gibson drives a Jetta. And says he would “prefer a fully-loaded Passat to any Mercedes or BMW.” Not because they’re so cool, but because he has “never wanted to drive a car that anyone would have any very strong opinion of.” Hey, I have very strong opinions about my Passat, thanks. But I understand the desire for anonymity behind the wheel.
Well, the Great Bricklaying Experiment continues. Yesterday’s work was mostly rained out. We completed most of the other projects, including bricking out a new bed under the cherry tree where the grass has stopped growing and getting landscaping ties in the front of the bed by the street. We did run into a few snags, though. There’s about a two foot gap at the end of the last tie that we’d like to fill with part of another tie, and a six-foot length along the bottom of the driveway that would happily accept the remnants of an eight-foot landscape tie with two feet cut off. The catch is that I don’t have a saw that’s powerful or long enough to cut landscape ties. Maybe my neighbor’s table saw?
Anyway, I think I’ll have to continue to lay bricks between now and kingdom come. Pictures as there is something photo-worthy.