To tide you over, here are some pretty pics. Note that it was summer when we left for CA.
I don't think it's summer any more.
Note: Astute readers might notice the new blog header. For some reason, the old image decided to shrink itself and move to the side, and nothing I did convinced it to resume its old position. So I chose a new pic- this is one of my favorites. It's the only original out-building left on our property.