The downside – Our development is surrounded by fields and meandering streams. There is a downside to meandering streams. They flood. It doesn’t affect our house, but it does affect the roads we travel. We had three inches of rain last week. I left to pick up coffee and the road over the stream was puddly. I cautiously drove through as did the car behind me. By the time I was coming home, the water was rushing and the road was closed. My development is all curvy with no logical road patterns. No square blocks. It’s filled with cul-de-sacs and dead ends. I never bothered to set up GPS in my new car because I don’t go anywhere I need it…until Friday. I had to call the beloved husband who pulled up a map and guided me through a series of attempts to get home. The first one ended up with another closed road (I told you the stream meandered!). It took me seven minutes to get to Starbucks and forty to get home. I’ve mapped out alternate routes for various closures which is something I should have done last summer. Better late than never.
Window treatment update – I wrote about my procrastination on the roman shade last week. I started it but it didn’t go well. Heavy fabric, mechanical parts not sized right, etc. I adjusted. Then readjusted. Then cut part off and made it shorter. I watched YouTube video after video until I found a simpler design that may work. I’m on plan D. As Di from pensitivity says, “if plan A doesn’t work you have the rest of the alphabet.” If this goes much past G, it will end up in the trash!
The waiting – The truth about contractors is that they never show up when they say they will. Sometimes it doesn’t matter but sometimes it does. The deck didn’t start last week. It was because of the weather but we had three good non-rainy days. Hopefully it will start this week but I’m leery. At best it’s a four day work week. I hate when I don’t have control. We are also getting a street tree planted. It really doesn’t matter when it goes in but I’d like to know. Does that make me a control freak? (That was rhetorical. No answer necessary.)
You never know – Locally a popular restaurant partner died. He was 59. He wasn’t ill. It was unexpected and sudden. Embrace every minute. Every day you wake up is a good day no matter what happens to muck it up.
It’s spring – I live across the street and next door to fabulous gardeners. When I look out, I see beautiful spring bulbs and budding trees smiling at me. My own home hasn’t had any outdoor care in many years. Not only is it not attractive but the amount of work it will take is overwhelming. I’m getting some help (I’m too old to dig and do anything but the simplest gardening tasks). Maybe by next year it will be at a better place.
So how was your week?