Sunday, April 26, 2009

What a weekend

Friday was such a nice but unfortunately we had to spend the day running around, including a wasted trip to the hospital for a biopsy that never happened. Oh well, that's life. Saturday was THE most spectacular day! Got part of the path dug up, temporarily repositioned the edging, Barry got the base ready for the pond as well as part of the pond surround, then we ran out time (major wicked storm here) and materials. So off to Home Depot again (I'm beginning to feel like we live there again) on Tuesday (we're going to try again for the biopsy) to get the rest of the materials and maybe, if we're lucky, we might be able to get of the surround built. Of course we'll have to go to the nursery (dangerous place for me to visit) to find out about a pump before we get too carried away with the surround. OMG ... hops vines. They are totally crazy! I swear they've grown about 3 inches in the past week. It's so nice to see a lot of the plants starting to come alive again. It seemed to be taking FOREVER! But maybe it's just me being rather anxious. Anyway, things are popping up (including the weeds unfortunately) everywhere. I really want to put mulch down on the front gardens but there's a lot of garden. I'm not sure if I can actually afford it this year but we'll see how things go. Storm was wild ... we were lucky it hit mostly north of us thankfully. No damage, just a few tree branches. Sunday was gloomy so I got my hair done. And of course by then it was sunny out and actually somewhat mild. Barry likes the hair. Me too. Ray (my stylist) always does a great job ... today was awesome. So back to work for a day tomorrow sporting my new 'do and a hot new dress (which I've already worn once, but oh well. It's supposed to be a spectacular day tomorrow. And possibly rain again on the day we're off. We've only got 5 more weekends of work. YIKES! I really hope we can get our "projects" done in time. Of course my big "project" ... the garden ... will be an ongoing thing but at least I won't be trying to fit it in amongst big projects. I leave you with a picture of the east garden in the backyard. It's an in-progress shot, but the thyme looks great. Until tomorrow ....


  1. Does the staff at Home Depot greet you by name when you walk in the door? ;)

  2. As a matter of fact, there are a couple who do. Our kitchen guy Peter was awesome and even came to the Open House we had a couple of years ago. Of course a lot of them know our faces ...