On my way out to the theatre last night,(The Shaker Chair at the Ashby Theatre, didn't work for me), I saw that there was a tree, on a stand, in a bag, on the sidewalk on the edge of my driveway. It was still there this evening, and I checked with one set of the tenants over there, who knew nothing.
So, I took it and set it up on the porch, with more of the minilights. It looks very nice, for 10 minutes work. If I see any of the other tenants, I'll ask them. But for now, the house looks even more festive.
I took a short motorcycle ride today, single lane paved, and very nice on a sunny if a bit cool day.
I've also arranged to have the rest of the basement dug out, so I'll double that space. I may just put down a plastic lumber floor, or may have it concreted. And I've arranged to have a concrete base for a secondary antenna tower at the end of the yard. It'll hold up the wire antenna nicely out of the way of the satellite array, and hold a vertical HF antenna. It'll be a crank-up tubular, I'll paint it a non-obtrusive color, and it'll actually crank up through a hole trimmed in the tree branches, so will not be obvious.
I'm also working on a grey water collection system, since I think we'll be short of water this summer. It also collects rain water, so I have 300 gallons of rainwater in storage now.