Jerry left at 5 a.m. to work down in the bay area putting some big cement structures under a bridge. He has a crew of 'riggers' that do the work but on the tough ones he goes to make sure things go well. He said that this one was a b*tch, he got home late this evening. He has a knack for figuring out how to move gargantuan stuff in seemingly inaccessible places. He's the one 'they' call when no one else can figure out a move. Every now and then I'll go out on a job with him and I find it amazing, but it does bother me when they are doing stuff high in the sky, and of course he has to go up too. No keeping Jerry down on the job.
So while he was down in the big city, I stayed home all day and worked around here. It was a hot day with a bit of a breeze. We have more brush to burn but I didn't risk it with the wind. I accomplished bunches but none of it very exciting.
I spent time watering the vegetable garden and the rock gardens. The flowers we planted this week are looking really nice. But we need more plants, three of the rock gardens still look a bit empty. I'm worried about the veggie garden, I don't think the majority of the seeds are coming up as they should. AND it looks like bugs must be eating at the little seedlings that have sprouted.
I got out all of our camp stuff and sorted through everything. I have been camping for a number of years and so has Jerry. We don't just do your basic set up a tent and camp, we haul along our horses too. So our camp gear is human and horse stuff. And we have a lot of duplicates that we don't need to be hauling around every time we go on a camp out. I have everything sorted, packed and ready to load into the trailer.
I mentioned yesterday that Jerry, like the good cowboy he is, always has farrier supplies in the trailer. Well good vet that I am, I always have medical supplies along. I updated and repacked my traveling horse-doctor gear. Our riding club's first camp out of the year is this weekend. I always hope I don't have to do any doctoring, but accidents do happen. As they say, horses are just an accident waiting to happen! I repacked and resupplied my human first aid kit too, sometimes the accidents involve horse AND rider. I know this from first hand experience.
Daily I remove boxes from the garage. I am more than 1/2 way done with clearing the garage now. Sometimes the job goes slowly as I rediscover items that I haven't unpacked in a few years. Last night I opened a box of old picture albums and high school year books. Took a little time to flip through the pages of memories. Wondering, how did I get so old so FAST? Today I opened boxes of decorating items so I also did a bit more decorating. Just a little at a time but the job is getting done. I have a pile of more things to put up in the rafters; my ski equipment, my golf bag and clubs, winter coats in a tote, mud and snow boots in another tote.
To end the day of chores I washed my truck and my car. And, I had room to put the car in the garage.
Jerry made it home safely through the gross California big city rush hour traffic, we had a nice dinner and now it's time for bed.
Oops, I forgot to update the last goal: weight lost this week Zero. But none gained back either.
I am curious about other's goals. How are you doing?