It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 months since we’ve had guests at the Urban Oasis. And we have missed you! After the first few months, when it was clear this pandemic was not a short-term situation, Duane and I settled down, just the two of us and the dogs, feeling grateful to be quarantined in such a magical setting.
A lot has happened over this year and a half. One truly amazing thing is that I lost one hundred pounds and have been keeping it off. What a difference that has made in my life!
Duane retired from CNN, started a new career as an actor, and he is still doing and coaching triathlons. We now have a new daughter-in-law and three little granddaughters ages four years old, 16 months, and 3 months. Ollie the Sheepadoodle is now 3 years old, and Otis, our basset hound, is still with us at age 14!
One good thing about being in quarantine is with all that extra time being here at the Urban Oasis, I’ve was able to spend a lot of time in the gardens. And we even created a new garden area out in the weedy area behind the building with a patio and pond.
I love having the gardens looking great again especially after The Real World filming when their set crew planted 125 Arbovitea trees into rows to serve as backdrops. They planted them in various areas throughout the yard, on top of what had been 20year old perennial plant beds. It just about broke my heart.
Now, with the love and care, I was able to lavish on it the garden and pool areas, they have recovered and they make me feel good again.
Well. I feel like I just wrote one of those corny Christmas letters to our friends and family! But really, we do feel like you all are part of our family!
So take a look at your calendar and find a time to visit Atlanta. We are looking forward to seeing you again, real soon!
All for now,
Judi and Duane