For me, though, I have another short week. :) If you've read my blog in the last week, you already know that I'm off today--FREE! Even though we were out of town and didn't use the pancake breakfast tickets ourselves, the $12 I spent to buy them was definitely worth it. Anne, our librarian, commented that she needed to buy another ticket for someone she was taking. I quickly told her she could have the two I had. I would much rather have given them away than for them to go to waste.
This week will be even shorter than originally planned. John and I are both taking a half day off on Friday to go to Hartselle for a reunion. This isn't just any ole reunion--it's a 70s decade reunion for graduates of Morgan Co. High School. John said that it isn't so much the people in his class that he'd like to see (he sees or talks to many of them on a fairly regular basis) but there are people in the classes around his that he'd like to see. So, we're headed up there Friday, and then the plan is to go to the lake to get the yard cleaned up for summer. We'll have to keep an eye on the weather, though. According to the long-range forecast, it is supposed to rain this weekend. Ugh.
Speaking of rain...I am so glad that we've had rain, but I'm ready for a week or so without any. It is really nice to see the lakes at or near full pool, though. The last two years have been really bad. Year before last, Lake Martin was so low that by the 4th of July, many people had already had to take their boats out.
I woke up last night around midnight to the sound of distant, rumbling thunder. It did get a little closer to home, but it wasn't bad. At some time, the weather radio went off with a high wind warning, and believe me, it did blow! And there was MORE RAIN. It's probably a good thing that it is kind of yucky. I'd be MUCH more tempted to go somewhere if it were a beautiful, gorgeous day. :)
We found a tiny leak in the new plumbing we did a couple of weekends ago, so we had to take another trip to Williams Hardware on Saturday. We've spent almost as much time there as we have at the lake over the last 3-4 weeks. LOL On the way home, we stopped by Ron and Cindy's. They have done a lot since we were there last. Everything is really starting to come together.
It didn't take long for John to fix the leak, and then he started cutting up the tree that had fallen back in June. He had gotten a new "toy" -- a Husqavarna chain saw -- so he got to play with it. HAHAHAHA! There is very little "play" at the lake, but we love every minute of our time there. Anyway, he got the majority of the tree cut up and stacked. We piled up most of the rest of the debris, but finishing that up is the plan for Saturday.
Yesterday we got up and did what we had to do around the trailer, and then we went to Hartselle. We had dinner with Danny, Linda, Amy, Allen, Will, Maggie, Billie, Connie, and Zac. That was the first time we'd gotten to see Maggie since Christmas, I guess. She is the spitting image of Will! Amy had gotten her six month portraits taken and had the proofs with her. If you were to take one of Will's portraits from the same age and look at only their faces, it would be very hard to tell which was Will and which was Maggie. She is gorgeous and SO happy! She laughs and smiles all the time.
We got home about 7:30 last night. I was SO glad I got to walk into a clean house! I didn't get all of the laundry done Friday, so I had (still have) a huge pile of it in the laundry room, but I don't have anything else to do today (except go to the tanning bed and the grocery store.) I'm on the last load of lake stuff, and then I'll get started on the other loads.
The final load of lake stuff has just finished washing, so I need to get the rest of the stuff and get it going. My next washer/dryer combo will have a laundry elf that comes with it. LOL
Enjoy your day, and have a GREAT Monday!