Right before our trip to southern California, Melissa fixed up a back seat cover so Jack wouldn't mess up the seats too much. It's actually made from an old comforter cover (that Melissa had repaired once already) and was even originally made of sheets (that is, it was already a recycled item). Works really well!
Plenty of Time. Melissa went through a tray of 'elfin tyme' and added them to strategic spots on the patio:
the patio is slowly coming together:
meanwhile, the persimmons are drying away under the eaves: