It rained on Tuesday, so no work. The weather turned colder, too. No work today either, but we head up to see the building site, hoping the rainy clouds will disappear and the mist will eventually burn off. And finally, blue skies do return!
And on a personal note:
As some of you will remember, this is the third anniversary of Tony’s death. It is difficult for me to believe that these three years have gone by so quickly.
I remember him every day. When I first moved to Alpine and the work on the house began in earnest, I often made decisions (doors and bathroom fixtures were the first ones) by asking myself: “WWTD? What Would Tony Do?” Tony loved to remodel and plan and pick out new things for our house. He had a good eye and very good taste (of course!) and I learned a great deal about taking care of a house from him–not just the everyday stuff, but the big things like new plumbing and kitchen re-modeling and other major projects.
Now that a year of making decisions has passed, I find that I ask Tony less often what he might do and instead I say to him: “Hey, look at this! Don’t you love it? I hope so, because this is what it is going to be!” He seems pretty happy, although there is one bathroom tile decision that he would like to argue about… 🙂
I miss you, Tony, I wish you could be up here on the mountain. But I don’t cry because, somehow, I think you are.