I have been very remiss in keeping this blog up to date and today I am going to catch up. Here is a photo of our house since it was finished. It isn't haunted. Those aren't ghosts hanging from the eaves, they are swallow deterrents and they have worked pretty well at keeping swallows from building nests on our pretty new stucco. They are determined little critters but were more determined and every day checked the house for evidence of the beginnings of a new nest. If we found one, we hosed it off and after about six weeks they finally gave up.