We're not sure what this tall structure is on the side wall of the house alongside the back yard, perhaps a stairwell, but it gives us an idea of the height of the finished house, plus the roof, of course. We were happy to note that there don't seem to be any windows staring right at our patio on the first floor.
The work is beginning on the second story of the front house. These guys work from 7:00 am to about 6:00 pm, in the dark on both ends of the day, banging lumber and rat-a-tatting nails.
The days are getting longer, especially when we have clear skies and sunshine, like we are having now for a few days. We won't be seeing much of the sunset much longer.
Many of you mentioned zoning. In our city of SeaTac, between Seattle and Tacoma, and surrounding the Seattle-Tacoma airport, the goal is all about density. Intrusion of existing property is not an issue for the city planners.
I went to the dentist today, Friday, for the scheduled cleaning. I had called the clinic two days ago, insisted that the receptionist repeat her greeting until I could understand her, expressed dissatisfaction with not being able to talk to the dentist, ( I think I mentioned that he had not even introduced himself) and said I must speak with him when I came in. It turns out he is only in this clinic on Fridays, and I was assured that he would speak with me.
When I arrived, the receptionist was friendlier and knew my name. I asked the assistant her name, and we chatted in a friendly manner. The hygienist introduced herself and was chatty. I think my persistence is paying off.
The dentist came in and I told him my concerns about the tooth sensitivity. We will see how it is in two weeks when I go back to get the permanent crown and have more work done. It is an ongoing process. I feel better about it. The dentist even touched my shoulder in reassurance. It's OK to insist.
As I was walking out in the yard this afternoon, a lovely fragrance wafted in the air. The sarcococca in front of the house had opened it's tiny flowers in the sun. It reached 61 degrees today! Lovely. I picked a few sprigs to bring into the house.
The snowdrops are happy to not have to pop up through snow.
And to top off a busy but lovely day, there is crab for dinner.
Dungeness crab season is finally here! Yum.