We’re not totally nuts

For those scratching their heads and wondering whether Lisa and I have lost our minds, what with the bricklaying and so on, I would like to report that we don’t always do everything ourselves. Case in point: yesterday we had a tree surgeon out to remove some damaged branches from the enormous evergreen in our back yard. The branch removal mostly got the lowest hanging branches, which has the not entirely coincidental effect of making the back yard a lot brighter.