Why Our Day Trip Didn't Happen: Aside from being from rainy and cool, a bevy of builders showed up yesterday and blocked the redhead's egress. After over a month of permit, personnel and weather delays, the carriage house got a start yesterday when they poured the footings. We're hoping the foundation will be in by this time next week and aiming for an estimated completion date in Feb. The logistics of this (i.e., selecting/scheduling appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, fixtures, etc.) is taking major bites out of riding time, not to mention the retirement budget. It's worth it, though, given the opportunity to be with family and close to work.