We woke to black skies and pouring rain. I have the lyrics rainy night in Georgia running through my head - can hear Ray Charles as though he was sitting opposite me singing away.
This rain has put the yard renovations on hold. We have had a week with contractors coming out our ears......... fence fixers, fence painters and deck builders.
The back yard was a "clean slate" with a fence around it that had never been maintained... can we say "'boring" and "ugly"??
The back yard has looked like a construction site all week...............
And it didn't help that the front deck - attached to the front door had been stained and we had no front door access for 24 hours.
We had a "kid" ( when you are old! everyone looks like a kid) building our deck. He has to be one of the most skilled, dedicated workers we have had around here. He arrived every morning by 7:30 and worked straight through till 3:30 - virtually no breaks. When I would pop out to see how the work was going - he would look up and grin at me - every once in a while he would ask me if I liked it.
Yesterday he worked like a dog - his plan was to finish it all off by quitting time. And he did it !! He even helped W screw the base to my BIG red umbrella to the deck. And at my request - got rid of all the left over earth, roots and stones.. even raking the lawn to bring the grass back up. What an amazing kid!!
So the deck is done -
But the fence still needs one post fixed and to finish the painting. Not today obviously - maybe tomorrow. The one thing that W and I are having to get accustomed to is this small town mentality. Most of the contractors (not the deck kid) come to work when they feel like it and leave when they have had enough. And if the fish are biting they don't show up at all.
The fence work should be done sometime next week (I would say tomorrow - but I am learning) and then the landscapers show up to dig out the sod and put in flower beds.
But for today - it is raining and dark and dreary..
Oh yeah quick question here............
Know the poll at the end of each blog entry? I know that some of you from time to time hit "like" . So far no one has hit dislike - but yesterday someone hit "more please". and that has left me confused. (yeah yeah I know why did I put that choice there if it was gonna confuse me!) More of what ??? I kinda thought I summed up service subbie - more of what service subbie is?? more BDSM realities??? can you leave me a little note in the comment section - or email me if you wish ?? The reason I am asking is........1) if someone is gonna take the time to click a poll button I would like to answer them and 2) I am always looking for more topics to write about - so a "more please' would generate (possibly) something else to discuss.