Lined with a 55 gallon plastic drum.
I dug a trench to run electricity (Pat did the wiring).
And installed a fountain
We also had family visit and watched fireworks with friends:
As for my writing-life, I've written a three-chapter audition for a series for Working Partners, and I'm hard at work on my still-untitled new novel, set in New Mexico. I've helped plan a writing-retreat for the IN-SCBWI in November which allowed me to talk with a great group of editors who will be offering critiques to all the attendees! I've also been ironing out the details for my trip to LA for the National SCBWI conference, in August, and now I'm back to work on further revisions for my debut novel, which has recently gained an official title: "Rape Girl".
Life is exciting and full and good and I have my fingers crossed it stays this way!