I feel like after all the exciting news and updates from last week that this week might be a bit of a let down for you as I really don't have very much to write about (again). I will, however, do my best to entertain you for a few minutes of your day.
So, we've reached the first full week of August which is so hard to
believe. The year has flown by and I don't know about you, but I've
already started thinking about what I'm getting people for Christmas and
have even bought a few things. Right now, I'm just mostly excited that
another football season will soon be upon us. Three weeks from this
Thursday will be the start of high school and college season, and in two
weeks will be the high school jamboree games, which to be honest I
don't get too fired up about but my dad sure does. It will, however, be
the first football season without my Papa and that makes the time
bittersweet, especially, I'm sure, for my dad.
My weekend was rather uneventful, really. After work I got the oil
changed on Bertha since I had no record of when it was last changed and
figured better safe than sorry. By the way, I would like to say that I
get my oil changed at the Goodyear on Clinton and the total is around
$23 which really beats the price of $40ish that you pay at other places.
Just thought I would pass that along for those of you interested in
some oil changing cost savings.
Friday night I finally got around to
mowing the grass which took longer than normal because I let it go too
long without being cut. In my defense, I have not felt well thanks to a
bad sinus infection and just could not bring myself to do any yard work
until this past Friday. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I had a chat
with my neighbor Charlie about some hideous bushes that are between our
properties and asked him if he would mind me chopping them down. Long
story short, he did not and I got one whole bush whacked down on Friday
night before coming to the conclusion that a chainsaw would best suit my
needs. So, that project has been placed on hold until a chainsaw can be
borrowed from my dad's friend who is out of town. Rest assured that
when the project is complete, I will be writing a post about it. I
cannot wait to be rid of those bushes!
Saturday morning I had a haircut appointment at 8:00 and then at 9:00 I
met my brother at Garvin's to get a load of gravel for my parking spot. I
call it a spot because it is a far cry from a driveway and really no
more than one car can fit there - thus, it's a spot. At any rate, it had
been about six or so years since I had put any gravel there and it was
in desperate need of a new batch since every time it rains (and that's
often these days) it gets more muddy than anything. It took us all of
about 30 minutes to unload the gravel and get it spread out and my
goodness does it look a lot better there. This coming Saturday I have
big plans to put out new mulch and hope we don't get rained out.
Actually, I would work in the rain, but I'm not sure about Justin. As my
dad says, you've got to get all these type projects done and out of the
way before football season starts. That way you can relax and watch
football on Saturdays.
After shoveling gravel, Justin left and I
showered and then sprayed bug bite medicine all over my poor legs which
were at this point covered with mosquito bites. Seriously, they are bad
this year! I then enjoyed a nap and did some laundry - see, it's all
very exciting. On Friday Sydney had called to say she was spending the
night, but when she hadn't shown up by 5:30 my guess was that she had
changed her mind so I went out to PetSmart to look for a crate and some
toys for the new dog and also to the grocery store. I ran into a couple
of people I know and it was a rather enjoyable evening if I do say so
Sunday, as you may have guessed was church, nap and church
again - my Sunday's don't change much. So, that was my weekend, such as
it was. Erika asked for some pictures of the boots I mentioned last week
so look for those some time this week (maybe tomorrow). Truth be told, I
had some before pictures but when I wrote the post I was too lazy to
take any after pictures so I will try to get that done this evening. In
the meantime, I hope everyone has a happy Monday!