The weekend with DD and her fiance went by so fast. They got a few hours sleep Thursday night and left their house like at 3am and arrived here at 10:30 Friday morning. DH was out at the property taking care of some stuff, so we drove out there so they could see the progress in person. Later that afternoon we drove into the city for dinner, as DH has been craving Mexican Food. I tried two new things - Flautas (very good) and a Horchata drink. Very yummy. The kids ordered that to drink, so I decided to try it. They were both tired from not much sleep, so by 9pm we all went to bed. I think I was so tired because I got up around 6:30 am and was busy cleaning house, etc almost until they arrived that morning.
Saturday we tried to take a drive up to a lake that is so beautiful, but 2-3 miles before it, we got stopped by snow still on the logging roads. Darn! On the way back down we stopped and talked to an old guy who was cutting firewood. We also saw a moose in the creek. That was neat, as we had not come across a moose yet, in our wanderings. He didn't have his antlers grown back in yet from the winter. We also walked around what is left of an old ghost town from the mining days. It was then lunch time, so we drove over to a little burger place in neighboring town and had lunch. Back home, we were all still tired and we all ended up taking a nap for an hour. I was going to make spaghetti for dinner and realized I forgot to buy more noodles. GRRR. I was just going to make the quick 3 minute trip to the grocery store but then DH says "oh, lets go to the nice restaurant to eat". Alright. So, it was kind of a spendy weekend for food.
They left Sunday morning. Their little dog (now almost 10 months old) is the cutest thing, but man, he is so hyper and our dogs do not like him much. He pretty much left our older dog alone, but our other dog would like to play with him a little bit, but he never let up. From the time they left at 9:30 am yesterday until 4:30 in the afternoon, our dog slept in one spot and didn't move. I think we were all glad for the peace and quiet. LOL.
We sure had a big thunder, lightning, rain and wind storm last night. I'm surprised we didn't lose our power. We did lose satellite tv for a bit.
DH called his dad last night. He's doing ok, but still a bit tired and weak. He commented not feeling well enough to get his lawn mowed and it's overgrowing. It's not a huge yard, just kind of your standard housing development lot size. DH asked him if they've looked into having someone come out and mow and he said they did check with a lawn service that wanted $300 a month, which they don't want to do. When DH got off the phone he was a bit miffed at his sister and her DH - it wouldn't take more than a half hour to mow (our yard literally takes DH like 15-20 minutes). It's not like it's a nice fancy yard with lots of work required. It's just grass that needs to be mowed is all. DH then messaged a friend of ours who lives near his parents. She used to be our kids teacher (now a principal) to ask her if she knows of a high school kid who does yard mowing. Of course she did (she knows every body LOL). and DH called him up. He's a high school senior and said, sure, he'd be happy to do it. I'm not sure how much it will cost, but I'm sure way cheaper than a lawn service company. DH told him this first visit would probably take a bit longer as it sounds like it's getting overgrown, but after that just weekly or a few times a month mowing the lawn. Even if they had it done twice a month, would be great. The kid is supposed to call FIL today, after school.
Both my bosses (regular and side job) are on vacation until mid month, so that is kind of nice, haha. Less emails to deal with :) DH went to the city this morning to buy some water line stuff he needs. The excavating guy is supposed to come tomorrow to back fill the foundations. It will sure be nice to get all those huge piles of dirt back to where they belong. So tired of looking at the site like that. It's been weeks and shouldn't have been more than 10 days or so looking like that.