Also at the last minute I had to find someone to stay with my dogs because my mom was having some kind of temper tantrum. She does this every year at the holidays, so I really shouldn't rely on her. But free dog sitting is just really nice... Anyway, I got lucky and my weekend barn helper was able to stay with the pups. Nothing like everything happening at the last minute, right? I'm generally pretty type A. I make plans well in advance. I have lists so everything gets done in time. And inevitably, my entire plan always blows up in my face at the last minute. Thankfully though, despite all the stress, everything came together and I was able to leave on time Friday morning. I had a 12:40 flight, and actually got to the airport stupid early. I kind of enjoy hanging in the airport though, so it was fine.
I arrived in Florida right on time, and my dad and step mom picked me up. We had an early dinner and relaxed at home afterward.
Similar to how things generally go for me, the same is true of my dad. He had started a rather large backyard renovation at the Florida house and it was supposed to be done well before this weekend. Dad and stepmom were hosting a boat parade party, so obviously, we would need the yard to see the boats! And well... When I got there Friday, it was not done. There were walkways that were still dirt (yikes). And the worst part was the pool... They had started to refill it the day before, but a pipe had broke. So the pool started filling with muddy water. The mud was discoloring the new concrete, so they had to fill it ALL THE WAY to keep the color uniform. Then drain it, scrub it, fix the pipe, and refill it. So that was exciting! Fortunately, it all came together. Even if at the last minute. Seems to be the theme of the weekend.
|new back yard as viewed from the Intracoastal|
|And since Avery brought a friend, I got to take the annual photo from outside the toy pile this year.|
|This was my favorite boat. The large boat is Rudolph and the little boat they're towing is Santa's sleigh|
So yesterday was back to work and then I flatted the horses afterwards. It was a little weird to not have Pammon there. But I know he's in good hands. And it was kind of nice getting done before 9.
So that was my past week! Not very horsey (sorry) but lots of fun in between all the stress of getting to the fun.
How was your past week? Are you ready for the rapidly approaching holidays?