And we're almost ready! (Drawings and sketches resume next week.) My best friend from college came last night from California. My daughter K is named after her. Family from all parts are arriving today. Clothes and hand towels are being ironed. Superfluous objects are being whisked from tabletops and stashed away. Books on bookshelves are being tidied. Panic is mostly kept at bay. The garden is being deadheaded and watered and will be until the very last minute. The rain that had been forecast is now officially out of the picture! Keep your fingers crossed, please. Here are just a few shots to let you see how it all looks. So wish I had my friend Chris here, whose photos would be infinitely better. See you all next week!