My mother is the queen of projects. She has turned Willy's, now their, house inside out, painting, refreshing, and making it livable. The old house, on five city lots, has an enormous yard which over the last century has hosted milk cows, a massive vegetable garden, and yes, chickens. At the back of the lot mom found a sagging, decayed chicken coop. She, as only Lois can do, set about turning it into the perfect potting shed. She had a contractor pull it up and make the structure sound. She found original windows and doors, as well as antique garden tools inside, and put them all to use to make about the cutest shed you have ever seen. She's quite proud of it, and herself, as she should be. Willy just shakes his head, and refers to it as Mrs. Burgdorfer's Villa.