By we, of course, I mean mostly John. After mowing the lawn (John), some light weeding (me), dog poop scooping (me), and then tying up a sagging bush (blame the three feet of snow that sat on top of it for a month) with neon yellow string (mostly John), John decided that today was the day to somehow attach these extra pieces of latticework (or trellis? not sure what you’d call it) to the corner of the deck. In the morning, we’ll have a little shade. I haven’t figured out what to do about late afternoon. I took pictures! I forgot to take a before picture, but here’s one when we were two-thirds of the way done.
Actually, here’s a before picture, no trellis yet, with John hard at work doing…something. On a ladder.
And here’s the finished product. From the yard…
…and from the deck.
Since I had my camera out, I figured I’d take some pictures of the yard when it’s at its best. And the dogs. So here’s most of the backyard, with my flower bed in need of mulching. Maybe next weekend.
Here’s the rose bush that’s trying to take over the deck.
Technically, that’s two rose bushes. Here are few pictures of the dogs taking advantage of the shade.
It’s breezy and the wind chimes are…chiming, I guess, and we could hear them clearly if the windows were open, but did you see how high the pollen count was today? My car is covered, and even though I was outside most of the day, there’s no way I’m letting clouds of pollen get into the house.
Most of the day got away from us, but all the chores are done (minus the grocery shopping) and John asked for two hours to himself so he can concentrate on his project for school before we settle in with dinner and maybe a movie. He’ll have to spend much of tomorrow on his project, too, but at least he’ll have done something today, and he won’t have to worry about the lawn and stuff. And tomorrow morning, we can catch up on the four hours of Lost we have saved on the DVR. Hopefully, the rest of my weekend will include nothing more taxing than a morning run tomorrow, catching up on TV, lots of Internet time (I have to get my fix in on the weekends, now that I know what my weeks at work look like), a trip to Wegman’s (hardly a chore), and some play time outside with the dogs. Maybe at the dog park.
For now, I need a shower. And comfy clothes. And I’m in for the night. Oh, one more thing for tomorrow – set up a couple of lunch dates with a couple of friends.