Thursday, May 5, 2011

Busy Days!

I have spent three days now being super busy, with endless chores and "to do" lists and today, I am just tired..........and sore..........and sunburned. We started the week with our yearly note from our landlords to clean up our overgrown "yard" and the next day, a visit from the property managers "just making sure" we were going to take care of the situation. I don't know how many times I have talked to these people about this situation and I guess they really don't care because even though it literally just stopped raining, I have severe allergies to whatever grows out there, and they have provided no equipment for us to maintain the "yard" we are still expected to mow the sucker down and keep it that way. I guess I could understand if these people actually seemed to care about the condition of the inside of their buildings (as well as their outsides) and maintained both so they were actually live-able but they really don't and it shows. Enough of my rambling though. I took care of the "yard" and now have the battle scars to prove it!

I pulled weeds, grasses, and berry brambles, and trimmed everything back. All with my own hands and a pair of blunt clippers. I spent a couple of days doing it but it got done. I have been celebrating by wheezing, dripping, and developing hives from head to toe. Not to mention that I have a sprained ankle, a stabbed thumbnail, swollen hands, sore and scratched arms and legs, and my back yowls at me every time I move! But it is done! It looks like crap, but it's done. Now if they would replace the fencing they promised us almost five years ago, our "yard" might be kind of nice to hang out in. I think I am going to take the opportunity to make it nice, and more "kid friendly" so the kiddos and I can have some nice outside time the summer without having to go anywhere.

On the bright side, I now have a place to put my outside pen for the tortoises, and the kids do have a little room now to play on sunny days. Fun for all I guess. I wish I could say I felt good about all of it, but I'm pretty sure the only reason they even bothered to ask us to take care of it was because the owners are trying to sell this place and don't want to pay someone to actually maintain and landscape the front. Fun times!(grimace!)

Other than that, I have been working on a couple of custom orders and trying to get some more of my leathery goodness done and listed. I finally got a pair of glasses so I can see what I am doing and WOW! the difference is amazing. I CAN SEE! I CAN SEE! with my polka dotted glasses.

We moved Ed into Ciaran's room finally, and they love it! far:)

We also found a large bunny cage in our trash over the weekend and attempted to find it a new home. We ended up giving it to a lovely woman who has a bunny that is expecting soon. It feels good to be helpful. Welcome to the world little bunny friends! I hope it's a good, long life for you all! With that, I am off to drink more coffee and nurse my sore limbs and back:)

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