Do any of my regular readers remeber how perfect Mermaid Manor looked for the Tour of Homes in June? Perfection, clean, organized, the toast of the tour? Well, this is the real life version when daughter Katie comes home, the dogs are in bed sleeping with her and life is how it should be, messy, real and honest. Danny is jumping from the window seat onto the bed, Max is happy on the window seat just watching everything. Katie is now back at work in the mountains of North Carolina and the home is back to Tour of Homes perfection, but I do hope she’ll come home again soon! Neatness is over rated when the alternative is having your family back under the same roof.