Friday, April 22, 2016

Getting busy

I am back to my old tricks, home improvements.  It's also for the usual reason, people are coming over.  Usually company would just require cleaning, but these will be work colleagues of M's, so the house needs to look good too.  This week I moved all the downstairs furniture, multiple times, so I could steam clean all the carpets downstairs.  I miss our old hardwoods. Then I hauled 40 bags of mulch to clean up the beds on the front lawn.  I haven't been this exhausted in a long time.  

I also sanded and painted horseshoes and cleaned up the horseshoe pits in case anyone would want to play.  While I was at it, I touched up the paint on the patio furniture.

Then, just because I didn't have enough to do, and because this went with spiffing up the property, I noticed the finish on the front door was worn off, exposing the wood, and just generally looking run down, so of course I felt he need to re-stain it.  I have also found some time to continue working on my book, and somehow lose a few pounds without even trying.  Overall, I'd say this has been a busy and productive week.

Last full day in Europe

Ahh, all good things must come to an end.  Our European vacation is drawing to a close.  We leave Nice this morning to drive back to Barcelo...