Fence guy and crew (his son and another young guy) showed up at 9:30 (just as I told dh would be the time, LOL). It's a good long 2 day job. He told DH they wanted to work as long as possible yesterday, so they can make sure they are done by end of day tomorrow and are looking for a place to stay the night..hint hint. DH told him we'd get them a motel room in town. I got online with our town's motel and it's $110 a night - good grief - it just keeps going up and up. I think 4 years ago when we stayed there, while looking for where to live, it was like $70. This is like a 2 1/2 star motel, LOL. I didn't want to have to get 2 rooms, but then I noticed they have a "3 bed" room. 2 queens and a double for $154, so I called and paid/reserved them that room. We could have offered them to stay here....but ya, no. We used the guy and his son a few years ago for our fence we put up in that house we had in town. Not like we know him hardly. Plus, then I'd have to feed them dinner. This way they can go have dinner themselves at the restaurant across the street and the motel has free breakfast. Post pounding is noisy business. Makes it a bit hard to concentrate on work matters. I'm glad I don't have any calls to be involved with.
I didn't do any MTurks last week. Just never found the motivation for some reason. I did manage to do less than $4 yesterday. Better than nothing, I suppose.
My vanilla beans and little glass jars arrived yesterday. The vanilla beans come in packages of 10. One of the packages only had 9. A bit disappointing since they are so expensive and I needed a certain amount per jar of vanilla extract. Never having purchased vanilla beans before I don't have anything to compare to. Many of the reviewers commented on the strong fragrance. I hardly smelled anything from them, even after I sliced them open lengthwise. I guess only time will tell. They do look kind of neat in the bottles and a super easy project.
It does look nice so far. I really like how it's going to look.