2 Weeks and Counting!
Our energy levels are slowly returning to normal.
L got most of the lawn mowed yesterday. The back is still too wet to mow...maybe tomorrow. He would have completed the front, but the starter rope fell out of its holder somehow, and L mowed over it. I got a new rope and handle at Menards. I've re-roped a snowmobile engine. Hopefully the lawnmower won't be much different.
I have the hand trimmer charged up so I can trim around the hostas and the snow-on-the-mountain today. I sorta got tangled up with a stray tomato cage a couple weeks ago, while mowing the rough edge of the lawn with the wheeled line-mower. L will need to put new line on it today.
I don't think we'll be working on the garage ceiling this weekend. It's supposed to hit 90F. and we don't feel like baking our brains beneath the bare metal garage roof! We have the rest of the summer and fall to finish the garage....it'll wait.
SME's family arrives 2 weeks from tomorrow!! We can't wait! SME and Doug want to sleep in the camper. This means we'd better get it uncovered and fix the tire that flattened over the winter. Z has been busily clearing the clutter in his room. Now, we need to sort the bins of his stuff that are littering the living room floor. We also need to clear the boxes of sorted stuff out of the den, so one of the kids can sleep in there...probably Demi. I have a feeling that Z and Aaron will crash in the living room, within reach of the PS2 and Gamecube.
My Mom and I figured out the menu yesterday. NOW, I just need to see if I can find soy cheese and veggie burgers in our grocery stores. I'll bake SME some eggless, soy milk bread, and buy her some "gross" organic peanut butter. Good thing I always have plenty of "regular" peanut butter, as the kids won't touch the organic stuff! We'll buy some tofu when she gets here. We'll also need to stock up on Demi's staple foods: Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls and Ramen noodles. HEY, I'm the GRANDMA! I don't have to worry about the grandkid's nutritional needs. I just feed them what they want. ;)
Vacuuming, I'm not worried about. We'll have our beloved "floor Nazi" (Doug) here. The man LOVES to vacuum!! We wouldn't want him to go into vacuuming withdrawal while he's here; would we?
We were going to move our freezer from the shed to the garage, while the whole family was here. We changed our minds. Our freezer is 40 yrs old. We decided to not tempt fate by jostling it in a move. We'll let it live the remainder of its life in the shed, where it's been happy for the last 19 yrs. Doug was looking forward to moving the freezer, so we'll have to find something else for him to do. Maybe some yard work....or we could dismantle and burn SME's old playhouse....
In the meantime, daily life goes on. I'd better get cracking. There's clothes to wash, checks to write, dishes to wash, clutter to sort.....