Monday, February 22, 2016
Saturday morning we were up at 4 AM so that the husband could make his 7:30 AM flight to Vail, Colorado. It's an hour and a half drive to the airport in Houston so we left the house at 4:30. Marc is spending a week with my brother at his timeshare. My brother skis. My husband does not so he plans to hang out or go visit his brother in Denver while my brother is swishing down snowy mountainsides. I had no interest in going and after 40 some years of being together 24/7 as working partners, having the house to myself for a week sounded much better than freezing my ass off in the snow. So I dropped him off and headed back home where I needed to get ready for my day at the antique store.
Saturday evening, my grandson called. He would be out either late that night or early Sunday to spend a couple of days and work on his car. I had already gone to bed when I heard him come in with my youngest grandgirl, Robin, in tow. And yesterday, my daughter and son-in-law came out to work on their property and brought out twin Jade.
Sunday, I had planned to plant my newly acquired peach tree and tomatoes from the trip to the nursery last Thursday so after fixing eggs and pancakes for breakfast I headed outside. I didn't actually get anything planted as I got sidetracked by having Mikey move the arbor to it's new location for me so I set about to secure it in place with stakes and getting it leveled and plumb and then cleaning out some of the dead canes and dead branches that have fallen in the climbing roses.
Next, I set about constructing a crude fence around my two tubs of water plants because the black dog, foiled from getting into the small pond or filter, thrashed around in the two tubs tearing up those plants. And I think there are 6 puppies, not four.
I tossed a couple of firecrackers (courtesy of my neighbor) their way yesterday afternoon when they were on the edge of the Wild Space. The problem with that is that Minnie freaks out too and she was nervous all the rest of the day.
Late afternoon, The Girl and SIL came by to pick up Jade and Robin (Mikey stayed overnight again to work on his car today which is his day off work and to help me unload another yard of dirt if I went and fetched it, none of which is going to happen as we woke up to a slow gentle rain). She was telling me that Mikey told her he was coming out this weekend because 'Granny's going to be alone with Grandpa gone and she'll get lonely'. Nice that the grandkids are looking out for me.
I am a lucky girl.