Of course, the weather on Monday was warm, dry and eventually sunny. Of course, it was…
Jake and Carla were already up when my alarm went off at 5:30 AM. They were hustling, so I mostly stayed out of the way and got ready for work. Finally, we said our goodbyes and away they went, with one last wave.
I wish I had a good way to say thanks for everything.
In keeping with my mood, it was lonely at work, too. Michelle was still on vacation, but Vicky was off sick, too. Mike and Courtney were also missing.
I called Todd at Sunbelt to pick up the Bobcat and he asked how it went. I told him everything worked great, except for the ruts in the lawn. He asked how many hours we put on the clock and I said I thought six. He said, well, then there was an easy fix. He put it on the schedule for a Wednesday pickup, in case I wanted to get some dirt and spread it in the ruts. Nice guy!
So, I called Angelo’s (another place recommended by co-workers) and took advantage of their sale: five yard of screened topsoil with no delivery charge (I’m within their seven mile radius limit).
They did have one weird requirement, though. If I wasn’t going to be home, I had to tape a letter on the front door, stating I gave them permission to drive on my driveway! There must have been a lawsuit in the past, I guess.
So, I went home at lunch (I was going to, anyway) and taped a note on the front door. I ate the last of the sesame chicken and pork fried rice. On the way back to work, I picked up two more gallons of diesel fuel.
I thought I’d give the ground a day to dry out, so when I got home, I completely ignored the Bobcat and the pile of dirt. My neighbor was out front, cutting his lawn. I wish I had a lawn to cut…
Sidebar: Five yards of dirt is not nearly as impressive as 24 yards of mulch. I doubt it will be enough to fill in all the ruts. But, anything is better than nothing, I suppose. Whatever ruts I don’t fill in, I had already decided to rototill the bulging edges to try and fix.
B___ called and we chatted for a while. He had called on Sunday, but didn’t stay on the phone long once he learned Jake and Carla were here.
I ate a big bowl of potato salad for dinner. My back really hurt (I always feel worse the second day after I overdo, for some reason), so I didn’t stay up late and was asleep before 10:00 PM.