Friday, October 10, 2008


The landscaping, including a dining patio by the pool, dresses up the backyard.


Desert landscaping adorns the area around the new swimming pool.


Bill and Lorie Hougland, my sister and brother-in-law try out the new swimming pool.


The first weekend in October featured a mini-reunion of sorts as my sister Lorie and her husband, Bill, from Houston, and our second cousin, Judy, from near Melbourne, Australia, came to Tucson for a short two-day stay.

Judy had visited Tucson nearly five years ago. Lorie and Judy had not seen each other since she had moved to Australia in the 1970s.