Saturday, April 15, 2006


I suppose some of you might be wondering where in the world I went!

Well, I put in for vacation time a couple of months ago, thinking that we might go out of town again. But we decided it just wasn't worth all the money and effort, so instead we decided to vacation at home! I was thinking that it would be great to have a few days at home to work on some stuff. We could have the babysitter continue coming and it would free up some time for us.

So, we decided to take on what has turned out to be a rather large, time-consuming project. We have been thinking we should build a walkway to our "back yard" through our neighbor's back/side yard so when people come to my husband's office, they won't have to walk through grass and weeds to get there. She OK'd the idea of the walkway, so we figure we better hurry up and do it!

We knew it would be tough, but it took a lot more time than I thought it should just to plan it out and procure all the required equipment and materials. By Thursday, we finally had most everything bought and we figured we could spend the entire day Friday working on it and could maybe get most of it done.

That's when the babysitter dropped a bombshell on us and told us that everybody else (all the other nannies in the neighborhood) were getting Friday off and could she have the day off, too? Yeah, we had completely forgotten that it was Good Friday. Since the husband doesn't work for a big company anymore and I normally get Friday's off, we just forgot about it!

So, we figured we'd better give her the day off. That means we've had quite a bit of "help" while trying to dig out the walkway. We actually worked out there last night after the kids went to bed to try to get a little more done because we're only halfway there so far. That's Ok, I guess, the decomposed granite gravel we ordered for the walkway didn't show up like it was supposed to yesterday, so we don't have anything to fill in the walkway yet.

Anyway, I'd better get out there and get started. Wish me luck!!! :)

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