Every day, we make a little progress in restoring damage from the storm and are grateful for each step. The studio is now completed. We only need add a few chairs, a small table and a plant or two to enjoy sitting out there more. I couldn't include a picture of the studio without including a picture of the live oak that my mama planted in 1964. It has survived Hurricane Camille, Katrina and the most recent tornado.
The stepping stones to the patio and the stepping stones within the patio are ones my daddy and I made in the sixties. The patio is our favorite thing thus far. We love having reminders of my parents around.
And the patio would not be complete without a reminder of our dear Lady. She spent a lot of time in the studio.
Every sign of progress in the neighborhood is uplifting to us. We are so happy for our next-door neighbors on either side. Both are going to have very nice houses. This one is the house that was hit by one of our trees and belongs to Tony and Sheila. They are making some beautiful improvements. Our other neighbor has just started rebuilding. We're glad they have decided to stay. They have been our neighbors for 10 and 34 years respectively.