Saturday was Marcel's birthday! (as well as our grandson Kaylob's birthday)
I drove down after work (work 1/2 day on Sats) and set up his birthday present before going out to the restaurant and hanging out with him in the kitchen. I got him a way cool Jensen mini stereo that plays MP3/WMA CD's and has an iPod dock. It's sleek like a Bose - and you can mount it on the wall even. I also filled a 24 CD case with a variety of entertainment mostly classical music - but also some audio books and lectures.
Sunday we got up and walked on the beach for an hour - then off to Penne's (Thai Spice) for lunch - then we made the 3 hour drive up to New Braunfels. By the time we got to the NB house I was bushed (no AC in the truck - and it was hot out). We'd planned to go to Wurstfest, but I didn't have it in me. Instead we did some work around the property (set the gate posts for the chicken compound!) and had a quiet evening at home.
Monday we spent the day working on the new chicken compound. So....much....work!! We finished the fence fully and started working on the coop. We made a trip to Lowes for some supplies - aside from that - the day just flew by.
(oh, and I canceled my phone service Monday - no more landline - just the cell)
Tuesday we worked more on the Coop. Tom came in the afternoon, and we finally went inside and cleaned ourselves up to go to Wurstfest. Wurstfest was fun. I went on the Ferris Wheel with Marcel - and we grabbed some food - and enjoyed some music. It was nice to have Tom's company with us.
Wednesday was spent finishing up the coop. Thanks to Tom's skills and enthusiasm we were able to finish in time to move the chickens in to their new digs. Also, thanks to Tom, I was able to get my Kale and Swiss Chard transplanted in the garden. We all had lunch at TJ's Burger and ate too much. That evening we had dinner in front of the TV watching Slumdog Millionaire.
This morning the men all left me, and I headed out to work.
It was a nice mini honeymoon/working vacation - loved it!
Picture slideshows to follow - working on that now.
(so little time these days to do these things, and it's so important to me to document life events too)