However, one of these days, we will get caught up on our work! (I hope, I hope, I hope! Fingers crossed!)
If all our jobs could be like this recent job, I would not complain AT ALL! We put gutters on this house shortly after we moved back form North Carolina, three years ago. They had just moved in, and they had giant 4-foot high ferns all over the place. I mentioned that I loved all their ferns. They hated them and wanted to get rid of them. I could have whatever I wanted. I happily went around digging out as many ferns as I thought would fit into our truck, occasionally stopping to help Hubby with the gutter work. Oh happy day!
They recently called for another job. There wasn't much I could do, but Hubby said I could go along because they had a bunch of blueberries they said I could pick. We love getting free fruit because that turns into brandy! He also said I could take my bathing suit and go swimming in their pool afterwards. I wasn't sure I'd feel comfortable going swimming in a stranger's pool, but I took my suit, just in case.
We arrived at the job about 9:00 a.m. Hubby started surveying the situation while I took my buckets and headed for the blueberry bushes. Those bushes were jam-packed with berries, and I picked to my heart's content. It took three hours to get through them all!
Meanwhile, Hubby was up on the roof, tearing off wood-siding, making repairs, and replacing new siding. The weather was nice and pleasant, but of course, it's always at least 20 degrees hotter on the roof.
After my strenuous three hours of picking blueberries, I did decide to take a dip in the pool.
Oh yes! It was a heavenly as it looks. I'm pretty much a fish when I get into the water. I forget how much I love being in the water until I actually get in. Ohh, I love it! So this is where I spent the remainder of the day. Floating on a little raft, getting off and swimming around the pool, hoisting myself back up on the raft, floating, swimming, floating...you get the idea. Just me and the pool. I told Hubby on the way home that I think we need to put a pool on the list of things to get someday!
Right beside the pool was a butterfly bush, and those things do indeed, attract butterflies. I hopped out of the pool to have a little photo shoot with a butterfly.
These were the sights that greeted me as I swam and floated around and around. Beautiful gardens everywhere! I hope to make a similar transformation in our yard - someday!
|The blueberry bushes are in the background|
What? Did you say you wanted to see a picture of me in my bathing suit? I'm blushing. I'm very shy about that sort of thing, but for you I will make an exception!
Hee hee. I'm hilarious!
This week my agenda includes this:
Yep. Scraping and painting our house. And, guess what I'll be doing for the next two weeks after that. Scraping and painting another house. Oh, the fun of it all.
How I wish I was back here:
Until next time,