Sunday, August 04, 2013

Goodbye Weekend....

The weekend has flown by again,we seem to have packed a fair bit into it. Carl came back from Cub camp with a ton of washing....

This was AFTER I had washed two loads and got it out on the line!!
It took forever but it was a case of cracking on or having the house smell like a campfire for the rest of the weekend!

Saturday we invested in some more weed suppressing membrane to replace the stuff which was under the gravel that was under the trampoline. While the trampoline was in place the dog decided it would be a good idea to dig it up! Of course to replace it we had to shift a ton of gravel!! We left it until Sunday morning to attempt that feat, thank goodness there was a bit of a breeze or I think we would have cooked. I am not expecting to be able to walk tomorrow as its a while since I did that much physical labour!! It was lucky that Tom and I attempted it together we took it in turns raking and shifting!! I am happy that its done and we now have a nice space in the garden to sit in.

I am so pleased that we now have a place to sit outside, I have ordered a screen to hide the recycling bins which are a real eyesore. We also dug out some tubs that had been full of weeds and replanted them. We have plans to plant up some troughs and have flowers up against the bare fences. 
The weather has been so hot that it has really had a negative impact on the plants. We have been watering for England but they are struggling. Getting rid of the trampoline meant that I could trim the roses back and I am afraid its a kill or cure, I hope it comes again next year!!!
During the week Beth and I went diving again, this time it was my second week snorkeling. I am really impressed with how easy it is and how far you can go underwater with just one breath.  It has been years since I had to duck dive, but I was still able to do it and that really helped getting along bottom of the pool! I think I am going to have another go during the week and see if I can perfect my skills.
Yesterday I went out with Carl to buy some clothes for his holiday, he was buying I was along for the ride, I finally found a coke bottle with my name on it HURRAH!! simple pleasures!!

It was funny being in his car, He went back into Matalan to get Beth some socks, a couple of different people said 'cute car' what they actually meant was what is a middle aged woman like you doing in a sports car?? Oh well it was a good trip and we got what we went for.

Have a lovely week, don't work too hard.

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