I tuned up and changed the oil on my mower Friday after noon and then I mowed the yard Friday evening, so that I would have all weekend to relax and watch my chickens. It took me right through dinner to get the entire yard finished, but after The AtHomeFam's busy week, I was thrilled with the idea of a calm, quiet weekend.
So remind me never to do that again, OK?
Evidently I just freed up time for everything else. Saturday I spent most of the afternoon laying on the kitchen floor. No, the margaritas were not too strong, but thanks for your concern.
Wednesday and Thursday nights our dishwasher smelled funny. Like something plastic was melting on the heating element. Friday, same thing. Except it was more exciting this time. When The Boss Lady went to investigate the melting plastic smell for the 100th time, she saw sparks and we got a kitchen full of smoke.
Now I am all for special effects, but this IS a 26 year old house and I am thinking sparks and smoke might not be the best things to keep in the kitchen.
Saturday we shopped for a new washer until after lunch. Then I headed back to the first store we stopped at to pick up The Boss Lady's 13th Anniversary present. Yes, the dishwasher. Stick with me here, OK?
No, I didn't move. Or take the broken dishwasher out of my side yard. Shut up, dangit.
We have one neighbor who can't seem to be bothered to mow his yard. I found out that he was leaving town for a couple of weeks. So his front yard is now mowed, edged and the sidewalks swept off. He won't be around to enjoy the masterpiece of my mowing, but the rest of the neighborhood seems to be happy with the result.
After church I changed the oil in The Boss Lady's car. A task I had put off since July. It cost $29 just for the parts and oil. I think I last spent $35 at the dealership when I had an oil change done on my car. So I may skip the DIY part of oil changes in the future.
I finally got around to a nap and to watching some football this afternoon. This evening I am sitting out in my well-mowed backyard and watching my chickens.
See? It took all weekend, but I am finally getting to relax in the yard.
Unless something else stinks, sparks, breaks, or needs a mow or an oil change.