On December 31st our household increased by 1 when daughter Pilar joined us. Her arrival necessitating moving to a new apartment in our complex with three bedrooms. An unexpected dividend of the move was that the new apartment has a very large patio/balcony area. The outdoo area is almost as large as the apartment itself — and it truly is a dividend because our complex only charges rent based on the indoor square footage. So now that we have this huge area, we have to do something with it and we’ve decided to become gardeners. I’ve never been particularly drawn to gardening — but now that we have this amazing space, I confess that I’m seriously enthusiastic. So starting today, I’m going to maintain a “gardening” category here and try to chronicel our journey.