Such a busy couple of days. I spent most of the weekend working in the yard and staining the deck. The deck was a major project. Sweep, scrub, clean between the boards with a scraper, sweep some more, and wash it all down. Let it dry for 24 hours, sweep again and then three coats of stain. Nothing says summer in my Minnesota backyard than a pristine new stain on the deck, lots of fresh basil in the garden and lovely warm, breezy days - they make me happy to be alive. Pictures are on their way.