May 4, 2008
This weekend was ‘Project Weekend’. My mom and dad came over yesterday and helped us (well, really, helped Dan, since I didn’t do much helping as I was playing Mom for most of the day) tear down and rebuild the small landscape wall by our driveway. It threatened rain all day, but thankfully only sprinkled a few times, so we got it all done. And it looks Super Fantastic.
I still have a list of about 10 other things I’d like to do outside, but fixing this wall is a major improvement for our yard. As is obvious from the ‘before’ pictures, the old wall was The Wall of SUCK.
I’m so tired and sore today, which is hilarious because I seriously carried like 15 blocks, took some pictures while the rest of them worked, and then Maggie woke up. Though I did hold her for like an hour (total) outside so maybe that’s why. And then today I used an orbital sander to sand the new mailbox post I bought (new mailbox too, w00t! Can’t wait to put that in.) and I carried 4 bags of pea gravel from the trunk of Dan’s car over to the deck. Then I had to sweep and vacuum our dining room after Maggie pulled on a placemat and sent a glass of water crashing (and breaking) to the floor. And Maggie and I went for a walk tonight.
On second thought, DUH, no wonder I’m sore and tired. I’m almost glad the weekend’s over. Almost.