Items of note from the past month or so:
1) I went to Vermont for the 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, which my organization hosted. It was beautiful/exhausting. More on this later.
2) We became embroiled in a washing machine saga. Our landlord was on her way to Italy when our washing machine broke, so she left it to us to get a new washer/dryer unit installed on her dime. It didn’t go so well. We lived with two entire units in our house for more than two weeks; three units passed through our front door; two plumbers were involved; one of the plumbers left because he was “about to puke up” his “guts;” and in the end Jeff installed two separate units. But all’s well that ends well, except for the last plumber, who I really suspect might be dying.
3) The babiest of baby cucumbers in my community garden! Members of the garden continue to amaze me with their ability to offend each other (You ruined my life by pulling up the strawberry patch! The garden should be free of anti-Israeli propaganda! Children are scattering sand on the lawn and ruining my life!), but I managed to spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon with several of them, canning peach jam and drinking brandy.
4) Jeff got sick. He was sick on my birthday and the weekend that followed, so instead of going to the beach as planned, we waded into the unknown waters of Star Trek: Voyager on Netflix.