Here's wishing everyone a safe and fruitful 2008.
Our year got off to a notable start when I woke up this morning to see that almost half of the huge ash tree in our yard had blown down in the overnight windstorm, and had fallen toward the house. One great big limb is filling our side yard, and Greg spent four hours in the back and on the roof just to get branches off of the house. The whole tree will need to come out; it's split all the way down the trunk and one of the other segments still standing is creaking. Luckily, it appears that there is no major damage to the roof, and no one was hurt. Surely an omen of an exciting year to come.