Its different having a backyard with a deck when you are used to life with a balcony. No matter how large our balcony is, or how close to ground level, it cannot compare to a deck with a yard. Not a chance.
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As my Father-In-law's illness became recognizable before the last fall, there was no time for the preparation of winter.
Pots of flowers were left out, and broken in the cold. Solar lights blew astray, and leaves left upon the deck in piles of soggy mess.
It was clear when we stepped out back yesterday, pretty much for the first time since this catastrophe hit the family head-on, that we needed to pick up where my F.I.L had left off.
I was thankful we had the chance.