Have I really got a day off today? Wait, check the diary....... yes, I have!
I am so tired my poor fingers can barely type, and my brain keeps missing letters so I have to type each word twice. The past 2 weeks have been really busy with hairdressing and gardening (for other people). The gardening has been really hard work. Last December OH and I rotovated a garden for some friends. It was all weeds and they wanted a huge lawn area. The plan was to rotovate, let the frost break things up a bit, then the friends would rake all the weeds out. Bit of a cock up there. We didn't have much in the way of a cold snap, but tons of rain. This compacted all the soil and we were back to square one. So myself and our friends last week decided to start digging out the weeds. We did a day and then decided to get OH back to rotovate, which he did on Saturday.
Myself and the friends have spent Mon, Tues and Weds this week raking all the weeds out, raking it level (ish), sowing grass seed and raking it in again. My rake is welded to my hands,am raking in my sleep, where I dream of raking!!!! My neck, back, hands and arms are moulded into a raking position and constantly ache. Still it is done, we have promised ourselves that once the lawn is grown and ready will be will drinking copious amounts of Pimms on it.
Yesterday I working wih OH grouting loads of tiles for him. He has got a really shitty tiling job where 4 out of 5 tiles have to be cut, and it is in a really awkward place because the owner didn't want anything moved out of the way and it is a 45 min journey to get there. I really feel for him on this one. At least I can grout for him him and keep him company. He has been doing really long days there as it is not worth going for just a morning. He has been getting home at 8.30pm and is pooped. Then on the way home last night we had to pick up 24 sheets of plasterboard for his next job - they are heavier that you think.
At least we have a fairly easy day today - drop of the plaserboard, go to the hairdressing wholesalers, oops I have got a client later today, then collapse in front of the fire or have a long, hot beetroot bath. Beetroot bath is what one of my friends used to call it. You know, it's so hot your skin goes the colour of a beetroot!
Then working tomorrow afternoon (more hairdressing), off to look at someones garden to do a quote for looking after it.
We are missing our Guest Chickens, the garden is very empty without them. I chuckled when I read Breezy's blog about them escaping. I haven't really laid a trail of tit-bits down the road to my gate, honest!!!