Saturday, August 13, 2016

In For a Penny, In For a Pound

So DH has been getting dirty and banged up, digging and making our new walls in our lower backyard. His vision formulated over many years is being played out in dirt, mud and paving stones. But if several carloads of stone can make a wall, what can palettes of stone do? I guess we'll find out.

Maybe we're actually building a castle wall instead of short walls .

Last night right after work, DH and I went to our local building supply store and ordered FIVE palettes of stone to be drop-shipped to our house on Tuesday or Thursday. That's 700 paving blocks. Of course, when they bring the palettes, all they'll do is leave them in the driveway. From that point, DH will have to wheelbarrow them down to the yard. He figures it will take 2-8 hours for him to move them with our rusty, decrepit wheelbarrow on a wooden brace that is semi-rotted out. (It's a really old wheelbarrow.) We've had a new wheelbarrow for a few years, but haven't assembled it yet. I assume eventually, (maybe after this shipment), we might break down and assemble it. Maybe. Or maybe not.

We have a new wheelbarrow, but it's been in
pieces in the garage for more than two years.
Maybe it's time to assemble it. 

In the meantime, I have 700 stone blocks being delivered next week, and the Olympics to watch. The calendar is progressing along, time is passing quickly and I have SO MUCH to do before September. This weekend is Irish Fair, an outdoor festival that we love going to. We're skipping it this year, even though The High Kings and Gaelic Storm will be playing and we love both groups. Next week Renaissance Festival starts. I won't miss opening weekend, although I don't mind missing a few times after that. We'll have to play it by ear.

Today's swim will be in the outdoor pool - an Olympic sized 50-meter pool. While watching the Olympic swimming events this past week, I'm just amazed at the speed the swimmers can put out swimming in a pool exactly like the one at my local YMCA. I'm nowhere close to that kind of speed. Nope - nowhere close. But it's a lot of fun being in the water every morning. Have a fun weekend, I'll be back on Monday.

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