This summer has been absolutely brutal. We set records for the number of consecutive days over 100F as well as for the total number of days over 100F. In addition to that, we're also experiencing a severe drought. I started losing most of the annual garden plants in July and now even some of the long-term plants have died off, including my beloved raspberries. We're most likely going to lose some trees, too. I really hope we break this drought soon.
But, despite all that, the house has come along nicely. The outside is finished, aside from painting the doors and pouring the driveway, and we're currently getting ready to paint the interior. The things we are currently lacking are the counter tops, the plumbing and electrical fixtures, the propane tank and the septic system. But other than those minor issues, it's a house! ;-)