So as anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I’ve been on a four-day bike ride around the IJsselmeer, the great body of fresh water in the northwest of the Netherlands. I’ve blogged about it on Noise2Sig.nl (Day Zero, Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four) and put a bunch of photos on Flickr.
While I was gone, Martin was busy being sneaky. See, we have a new fence in the backyard, the previous one having blown over and been replaced by an epic bodge job. We also replaced the out-of-control evergreen hedge along the side of the yard with more fencing. It’s lovely, light, and clean, but now we have a corner that will never get any sun at all.
In passing one day, I suggested that a statue might go well in that corner. It was an idle thought.
So while I was gone, Martin swore the kids to secrecy, drove all the way across the country (not, admittedly, very far), loaded much heaviness into our dinky little car, and set something up for me to find.
Upon seeing it, I said what one says at that moment.