I had to clear the balcony garden this afternoon. It is rather depressing to see it deserted.

September 23rd, 2013, 6pm

It was 22°C with few clouds. The breeze was gentle.

The building manager will start repairing and repainting the external wall this coming Tuesday. The work will last until the mid December. I had no choice but transferred all the plants to my parents’ tiny garden. J. had been away in San Francisco, and it was a bit painful to clear the space. And I am so used to the view with greens outside the windows that it is shocking to see the balcony bare. J. would have had a fit.

At the same time, this building (built in 1977) can use some fresh paint and have some cracks filled. The balcony is now like a blank canvas for J. to start a new garden. Besides, all the trees, such as a blueberry and olive, are coming back here.

Meanwhile, my mother is excited to take care of our plants. And thanks to my father who burrowed a big van to haul everything. It was a minor family event.

Ragini, Amal, Craig, Paul and 5 others said thanks.

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Shu Kuge

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