Nothing much to report from the Mosses lately! We've just been enjoying the last few glimpses of summer before the new academic year begins at MSU and BSC. Little Philip is growing like a weed, babbling always, using words often, and making sentences rarely but with persistence. We are finishing up some work on the house, painting the fascia boards around our roof (new roof, not a fun purchase). We are considering taking down the only three trees in our front yard because they have severely destroyed our sidewalk and driveway, and some roots are pointed towards the house foundation. It's a big cost so we are trying to decide whether or not it is worth it. We can't fix the sidewalk unless the trees go. But we love trees, even the ugly half dead ones we can claim in the front yard.
It's hot in Alabama. It was 103 today and we are expected to have 100+ days ahead as well. The drought continues and that means our entire backyard is a complete lost and part of our front yard is finally surrendering to the heat as well, turning yellow quickly. It is killing us but there is nothing we can do under mandatory water restrictions and heat that will not let up. So, we plaster on the sunscreen and bugspray and muddle through.
All this is to say, the break in the blog is due to nothing more than "nothing much to say" lately. Maybe we'll have some excited news in the near future but for now, we just wanted to say hi to everyone!