t's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato. Lewis Grizzard There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. Mirabel Osler
If you love your job, you are lucky. There are many people who do what they do mainly for survival. In America, sometimes our priorities are a little screwed up. If you work for a living, you should not be relegated to poverty but that is the stark reality for more and more these days.
Good drainage is the soul of a happy house. To keep your hacienda smiling (and help put the kibosh on mold, mildew, termites and basement leaks), check to make sure the soil slopes away from foundation walls at least six vertical inches over 10 feet. That’ll move rain and snowmelt far enough away to prevent problems.