Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Long, Long Weekend

It was a long weekend.
In more ways than one.

Monday was a statutory holiday in most provinces.
Traditionally, it is the weekend that people open their cottages.
Do a little spring cleaning.
Get the garden in order.

It's also, traditionally, the crappiest weekend ... weather-wise.
It's cold.
It's usually raining.
And yet, everyone seems to go camping.
This has always boggled my mind.

So, not owning a cottage, and not being crazy enough to go camping this early in the season, The Husband decides to have four cubic yards of top-soil delivered to the house. It was dumped in the driveway on Thursday. Where it was covered up to await the weekend.

We shovelled.
Carted wheel barrels.
Spread top soil over the entire front law.
And half the backyard.
Mixed peat moss and Vermiculite.
Spread that over the same area.
Next we spread fertilizer.
Then grass seed.
Then we rolled over it with a heavy roller.

Then crawled our sorry asses into the house late Monday and collapsed.

Every muscle in my body is swearing at me right now.

If I had the energy, I'd flip those muscles the finger, but it would probably hurt.


Anonymous said...

Be careful, you may hurt today, but it's the day after the day after that's the worst!!!

You may want to take vacay day tomorrow....


Evil Twin's Wife said...

Take a nice hot bath and you should feel better. Yard work is grueling!

Dan Felstead said...

Crazy Mo,

Congrats on the PPP win and thank you for your great interpretation of my photo. I love how you led us down the road and then the words.."and we are gathered together"..nice ending.


Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Can I hire you? Because I was supposed to do yard work last weekend, but there was a Law and Order marathon. Gotta have priorities.

Crazy Mo said...

M'Licious: Yeah. Really looking forward to tomorrow. NOT!

ETW: The saddest part is that we won't really see results for at least four weeks. And that's only if the seeds take root!

Dan: Thanks! I was feeling mushy that day. I'll be posting a link tomorrow. Stay tuned.

DGIT: No way! You couldn't pay me enough to do that again!! *snort* Who am I kidding? We'll probably do it all over again next year. We're stupid that way.

Sabrina said...

Yeah but I bet it looks awesome! We have several huge dips in our lawn from trees we planted, that subsequently died of sorrow from being part of our property. That's probably what we need to do too! Can you come over once your bones knit?

Dan Felstead said...

Crazy Mo...
I wanted to thank you this morning for the comment on the blog...but I came back to read your post and it sounds all too familiar! I have had rock dumped in our driveway before that sat there a while...much to the chagrin of my wife!!

Great Post but it sounds like it will be beautiful when it's done.


marathoner81 said...

you go girl...you got more than me done!