It’s only been 5 months, although it seems like we’ve spent an eternity together. I’ll always remember your rustic surface and the way dirt and various debris stuck to you. You provided daily exfoliation for my feet, which came in handy during sandal weather. What you lacked in beauty, you made up for in practical ways. All spills (which were frequent) just soaked right into you. I never had to mop. Not once! The cracks here and there not only provided a window-view into our earthen crawlspace, but they also made for wonderful built-in dustpans. My children especially enjoyed sweeping dinner fragments into the cracks for the camel crickets living below. No wonder the little buggers like hanging out at our house so much. We have you to thank. Even though we will be covering you up this week, it’s comforting to know you’ll always be there under all the layers.
Your humbled homeowner,