This will be a nice short 3 day workweek and then a long 5 day weekend while our friends visit. It's still super quiet here in our neighborhood. Hopefully that means the guy has been busy trying to find some new land to put his monstrosity on. Most of the land around here is completely free from covenants, go find some of that. But the handful of little subdivisions around here want to be neighborhoods, not industrial storage and business. (let alone that land would be much cheaper than riverfront property!)
I re-stained the gate and the little wood bridge yesterday. It took me a little over 2 hours. It wasn't hard, just hard on my back. I think both look much better. The gate had just sort of faded the stain some and the bridge dh had used the wrong color stain on, LOL. We had some called cedar and some called heartwood and he accidentally used the cedar, so it was a bit lighter/oranger than I had wanted it. With the weather and sprinklers hitting it, it had faded a lot. Here is a picture after I had re-stained the posts in heartwood. Much better.
Though this morning my lower back, hips and even knees are feeling it, LOL. This getting old crap is for the birds. Once I was done my back hurt and I could hardly move, so of course I went and took a nap, which helped get my back relaxed and pretty much back to "normal" aches. For dinner I heated up some microwave Hormel beef tips in gravy and mixed it in with egg noodles, mashed potatoes and jello. Our biggest dinner in quite awhile. DH has lost a few pounds too, over the past few months.
The caregiver had the new gal with her again last night and she was the one who stopped by mom's apartment this morning to make sure she was ready to go down for breakfast, but mom was already down there. Plus she was a little late at 8am, haha. Usually they are stopping by around 7:40 at the latest so she has time to get dressed and down by 8am. I checked the camera at like 7:20 and mom was already gone. I'm sure the new lady isn't recognizing everyone yet, so probably didn't know mom was already downstairs. I don't know if she's a new addition to the team, replacing the other lady, or maybe just filling in while she's on vacation? I guess I'll see. I've noticed they all carry a tablet with them. Probably for their schedule for the day, which seems smart. I'd imagine they would also use it to send/share notes with the other caregiver, about the residents they are helping.
I splurged on myself and ordered a new leather purse. It also includes a leather wallet and a make up bag. I'm not a purse gal, but the one I've been using for about 5 years now and I'm ready for a change. It was not a cheap purse, so hopefully I like it once I see it in person. Plus when I went check out, the Honey app on my computer found a coupon code that saved me another $34, so that made me even happier.