A few weeks ago our daughter & family came to Houston for a three week visit. Brenda & I are pretty fortunate that our kids can work remotely. Anyway, this allowed me to drive down to Summerland to check on things, load up some clothes & most importantly load up the expresso machine. And Brenda wanted me to get away and recharge my battery's. It was my first time back in nearly 8 months...what a jungle. I was operating at 100 miles an hour to get things done in the 10 days I had available to me. I worked my ass off & loved every minute of it. I have missed the garden & the Keys. Going forward, our time in the Keys will be very limited. Ideally, it would be great to have a seasonal rental or something & we could come in for a month when it was open. Maybe a full time renter who loves crotons. Irregardless...what a croton career I've had. This plant has given me so much joy. We have made friends for life. I have the forum & better yet I know you guys. I can put my grand daughters on my knee & go to the croton encyclopedia & show them a croton named after them. I think that's pretty cool! It's pretty neat that Brenda & I could show up to a garden tour or a Searle Xmas party or any of these gardens I haven't seen yet - and know that we would be welcome. I'll stop yapping & get to some introductions.