After years of waffling, we have drip irrigation!! Woohoo!! Coolest thing ever. Now that it's in, it is easy to modify. I can run emitter tubing from the main line, I can add more tubing in the beds. It was a bigger project, and an easier project, than we guessed. Designing it and planning and gathering the pieces was definitely the most brainy part. It took about 3 1/2 hours to install, and didn't have any hiccups. We are still tweaking how often it will run and for how long, and there is a dripping leak at the spigot so we are turning it on and off manually instead of using the timer until we get that fixed.
Cocoa came out with this dress up box gem. He looks like the scariest kind of mob boss: the one who doesn't care what you think.
We ordered about 30 pounds of cherries from a farmer in Eastern Washington through a group buy- I was up till nearly midnight pitting them, and cleaning the kitchen, tucking Mimi in, and helping Ernie clean and vacuum her room. It was BAD. I got through about 12 pounds in an hour, which filled three gallon-sized bags for the freezer.