A good-ish weekend
The Good: We had fun both with Youngest helping Wizard with the fan, and with Oldest, Special K and Turbo visiting for the afternoon and dinner! Oldest LOVED the sourdough bread, and there was a battle between him and Wizard for the last piece. I think Oldest won (and Wizard let him cuz he was full.) Turbo loved the small hose for my plants on the side of the house where there’s a long strip of dirt. He played with his trucks in the mud His very cool mom was fine with it. It was hot so she put on sunscreen and a hat and let him be a kid. The before dinner, she gave him a bath and put clean clothes on him.
The Frustration: The patio ceiling fan! First it was the wiring and we had to exchange the fan for the right kind of wiring to work with our wall switches (for the fan and the light). The second fan worked — but the bracket isn’t right. The cheap brackets weren’t going to be strong enough. So Youngest and Wizard stopped again so Wizard could figure out the solution. Sunday, Wizard made a bracket that he was happy with…until he realized he cut it too short. Wizard was frustrated-mad on Saturday, but by Sunday he was fine. He had to leave anyway to go help his brother with something, but this fan is so much more complicated than it should be. But we’ll appreciate it that much more once it’s done!
The Bad: Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to pick up some meds. Maybe thirty seconds after I passed through the intersection, there was a bad accident. One car was flipped on it’s roof. I parked in the parking lot and jogged closer but I was on the opposite side of a pretty busy street so I stayed there. People on that side of the street parked where they were, leapt out of their cars and were running to get the driver and any passengers out, and others were clearly calling 911. Since the police were on their way, I decided the best thing I could do was get my meds and leave the area. I hope everyone’s okay. I was uneasy the rest of the day. I’m not usually that easily weirded out, but it was just so odd to have it all happen seconds after I went through the intersection. My best guess is a car blew through a red light.
And The Smart: I sort of took Sunday off. I did stuff around the house and just caught my breath after a really busy week. It might have taken me six decades, but I’m learning to attempt a little balance and I’m kind of proud of that This week could end up being another juggling act, but on Friday we are going on a day trip to where Middle is camping and we are so looking forward to spending the day with them and having a good time!
How was your weekend?