What I Did on my Summer Vacation
by Michele Landry Holt
That's my boy in a swim suit being sprayed by a water hose.
On January 27.
I love to complain about this and act all horrified and shocked, but the reality is how freakin' fun is it have a summer day in January?
We've just had no winter at all this year.
I mean I have not covered plants one single time, not even the succulents.
(I just cursed us, I'm sure.)
Anyway, fun weekend, mama style.
This means everyone was out in the yard working and playing.
My idea of fun?
OK, that's kind of a lie.
Using a mulcher is not fun at all, but holy crap does it feel good to get
all that a lot of brush out of the way.
There were, literally, 6 piles like this plus some big, big stuff that we couldn't mulch.
I'm gonna hugelkultur the big logs eventually so I just drug them out of the way where I'm sure they'll stay
untouched forever until I get around to them.
Mulching sucks balls, y'all.
I kept all these branches from our recent tree trimming. George, the tree guy, was happy to leave all that crap for me to mulch. I thought I heard him snicker as he drove away, and now I know why.
Pay for the mulching, kids, pay for the mulching.
We freakin' mulched all. weekend. long. with a borrowed mulcher (Thanks, Patti!) and this is how much mulch we got from each pile...
A puff of mulch.
I/Jack got my screen door up!!
It looks sooo cute and retro...
I still need to paint the hardware and do some tidying up, but I do love it.
And since it's still summer, tis good to have a screen door so one can leave all windows and doors open.
The best thing about it?
Anthropologie gift certificate swag.
So, here's the math on this door.
I'm saving money by getting a yard sale door, right?
The door: $10
The paint: $15 (Pricey primer + paint paint which is totally worth the $15 for a QUART.)
The handle: $14 ("Free" on a gift cert. that Jack paid for.) (Girl math.)
The new screen kit: $8
OK, it's much cheaper than a new, retro screen door because they have gotten ridiculous in price now, but, I mean, really, almost $50 for this?
No wonder Jack is so ... nevermind.
Well, I was able to gloat at him a bit because he wanted to save money by mulching ourselves and that was a big pile of doo doo so ... there.
I think the truth is that we just like to do shit.
We like to work.
Maybe not anymore.
I'm dragon it out until tomorrow.
How was your weekend?
Happy Monday, y'all!