Scenes from The Weekend...
We spent the better part of the weekend "managing" the nuttiness I alluded to on Friday. Here goes...
So, we are in the process of getting a pool, which is not in and of itself nutty. It's messy and sort of major, but mostly it's exciting. We've been dreaming/saving/scheming for a pool since we moved to (hot!) Texas over a decade ago, and finally it's happening... We're thrilled, really. But (here's where it gets nutty) several months ago, we agreed to have our house on a little home tour.. It's in a few days, and we have a giant, gaping, muddy, (ugly) hole in our backyard. (The timing on the pool didn't exactly work out like we thought it would, but do these things ever?) And we have lots of windows.
But wait, there's more.
In an effort to sort of "mitigate the ugly" (and alleviate my pending freak-out), my sweet, sweet hubby started moving things around in the backyard last week -- big things, like rocks. And in the process, he tore his bicep and has to have surgery...tomorrow. Oh and we set-out on our annual beach vacation this Friday, which involves a 12 hour drive.
So all those things that had been on sweet hubby's to-do list this week-end in preparation for all this madness, well...moved over to mine (and there was a lot of calling in of the reserves -- friends and neighbors and random strangers on the street that we begged/roped in to help). I can honestly say I have never done more work in a single 48 hours than I did this weekend. Schlepping, hauling, planting, sweeping, cleaning, moving, polishing... It was crazy-town. But on the upside, my house has never been cleaner. Ever. So there's that!
Hope your weekend was slightly more relaxing than mine...then I can live vicariously through you guys... Happy Monday!