>> Thursday, August 1, 2013
A month or so ago my friend Nellie called and asked me if I would help she and her husband design their new house in Rochester. I almost said no, for the obvious reasons; a three month old, a crazy busy husband with an unpredictable schedule, and Rochester is not exactly the next town over. But the more we talked on the phone the more I realized how much I missed Nellie (they left Boston last summer). Then she sent some pictures and I decided that I had to go see this backyard for myself. This stuff doesn't exist within Boston proper. So I flew to Rochester.