We had a busy weekend! Friday night Big D and I went out to dinner for our anniversary at J. Timothy's. Ate way more than necessary (mmmm...cheddar ale soup, pumpkin martini, chicken pot pie, and delicious bread!) but it was so damn good!
Saturday Daryl put up our new fan in the kitchen while I went over a friend's house for tea. Afterwards, we headed to Lowe's to get some stuff due to the clog in our pipes...we've had a slow drain in the tub for about a month now and when Daryl tried to put all kinds of heavy duty stuff into it that is supposed to disintegrate any blockage, it just stopped up in the tub. Yuck! And he had to tear apart all kinds of pipes in the basement and I wasn't supposed to use the hot water (although Daryl failed to tell me that...and I just flaked out) so when I turned it on, it created a type of reaction with the acid and and the entire house smelled like rotten eggs! Blech! Thankfully we had both already showered on Saturday morning cuz after that, we were unable to use the bathtub till it could be fixed! We had to put it on hold cuz we had plans to go over our friend's house for dinner. I made peanut butter kiss cookies to bring and we also picked up a bottle of wine for us girls. Yum! We spent the majority of the night, four adults and one nine year old, giggling endlessly at the adorable antics of Crystal and Jimmy's ten month old cutie-pie, Gabriella.
Sunday was a busy day! Up early and as I stumbled bleary-eyed around the house, I realized Daryl was no where to be found. He finally showed up about fifteen minutes later with a 25-foot snake (for the tub, not a real snake!) and Panera bagels and cream cheese for our breakfast. Good man! Much swearing, and dirty water and a glob of a hair ball later, Daryl fixed our tub problem. Don't ya just love a handy man? :-)
I had to run to Petco after breakfast to get a few things (argh! our dogs have fleas! In NOVEMBER?) so I had to apply treatment to both dogs and all three cats. Then do insane amounts of laundry washing all of our bedding (Tucker sometimes lays on our bed) and all of the blankets in Daisy's cage. *Sigh* A definite pain in the ass. Then I joined Big D outside to finish up the leaf blowing and raking he was doing. HE already did the backyard earlier in the week so I helped him with the front and side yard. Then while he finished cleaning up that mess, I mowed the front lawn. Oh! And my favorite part! We pulled out bushes with the truck!!! I felt like a ten year old boy as I "oohed and aaahhhed" and laughed as the roots and bushes got yanked out. Heh. What can I say, I'm easily amused! After that we ran to one of our favorite stores, BJ's (one of those warehouse stores) to get dog food and coffee and a couple other items we buy in bulk. And the day was no over from there!! Afterwards we had to go to D's grandparents where his aunt and uncle and kids had just arrived with a king sized mattress that D and his uncle had to carry upstairs for his grandparents. Then the visit evolved into pizza and playing with the kids, and around six thirty-ish we finally headed back home. It was a long, busy, but enjoyable day!
And now it's back to work. Again. Ugh!