I thought I'd do a better job.
At the time of my last post I was fully resolved to keep the posts coming. Then reality hit. And she hit hard. As many of you probably know, Sumie and I have spent the past few months securing, and making our own, a new home in Marin county, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. As such, free time was a bit hard to come by.
The upside is that now, after months of searching, financial wrangling, bargaining, landscaping, furniture shopping, and picture hanging, we are finally "fully in" and comfortable. There's still plenty left to do (second stage of the back yard, redoing the front yard, painting, the list goes on and on...), but we definitely have reached the point at which we're ready to share our new home, at last, with our friends and family.
Here's a shot of part of the front of the house. The lemon tree, which I'm hoping to prune in the near future, is blocking the view to the front door. While it somewhat mars this picture, it does provide a wonderful, fresh scent which we experience each morning on the way out to work. For me, it's become a bit like that first smell of coffee in the morning.