Tomorrow I have 120 or so people coming here for dinner. Today, the last of the construction debris is being moved out – the paint is going on raw surfaces and the mess is being swept out. Minimal effort now will make it a place for people tomorrow and dogs ever after. It is kind of thrilling to run it to the edge like this – by far and away more so as completion squares up with need. I have to say that the dogs are a little put out – a new door system for them is forcing them into relearning the whole access thing, but they will adjust. The cats are more seriously perturbed – but they will get around to learning it when the shouting is all over. They have no interest in forced introduction to anything new – and most especially not with an audience of dogs, carpenters and parental units. So I will leave them be. They will make it work. In the meantime, I have little to do but get ready – and this is a good thing.