It started at the end of March, plans with friends. Meeting in Palm Springs or Santa Barbara so I requested the time off. The plans fell through but I kept the days!
Friday we picked up Lori’s car from the repair shop and returned the rental. She went off to the last day of the school year and I did chores around the house and went grocery shopping.
Saturday we headed out to the house in Calimesa to do some chores. Mainly moving a shed and doing some skunk deterrent work on the front gate. Once we moved the shed from its initial location we moved the blocks for the foundation over to the new location. We had to also get the skunk waste and nest out of the old location, stinky job.
Once we were ready at the new location, it took all of us, my brothers strength and the biggest crow bar ever that we had brought with us. But we got it into place with just once small hip dent in the front.
Since both sheds needed paint, the girls spend Sunday and Monday painting them both with rustoleum. We had re-organized one for storage and the other was cleared out and we will be painting windows on it and making it a play house for Coral.
While they painted we worked in our yard clearing and making some space in the front yard. We also cut back and pulled some plants to move into the girls yard.
Tuesday, day five, we headed back out early in the morning. I picked up a U-haul rental down the street so we could do a dump run. We started by pulling up two old shed base platforms from behind the garage. This too meant clearing out some skunk leavings. (ewww). There is now no empty shed bases back there for skunks to nest under.
We loaded the platforms and some old furniture and garbage to go to the dump. Besides the dump run we organized the garage, laid some turf and planted the plants we brought.
The only thing we didn’t get to was the art on the baby’s play house. But since she has no idea it can be done later, maybe Saturday when we are there for her 2nd birthday. This super tall baby who all of a sudden says bol for auntie Val and Jorrry or auntie Lori is having a party in the nicely cleaned and dressed up yard on Saturday.
My five-day “weekend” is done and I’m back to work. Lots completed, body is tired and a bee sting on my tongue. (Loading the truck I was saying something and I guess a bee flew in my mouth. The ensuing spitting to get it out of my mouth and it stung my tongue. How random!)
I’m glad I’m only working three days this week because I am tired!