Finished up with the Portland Arts Festival yesterday. Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I put in approximately eight hours of hard work on Sunday -- lifting and carrying and walking up and down and up and down. And then there was the tear down of the event. So exhausting.
And Marilyn was ill while doing this -- the first time this year she's been sick. She probably caught our sister Sue's virus. She's struggling with staving off laryngitis. (sigh)
We were pretty close to dead tired by the end, anyway. And now Marilyn can't sleep because of that whole body aches and fussy feeling.
Anyway, while we still had the Rose Festival rig, we'd decided on Saturday to run out to Wal-Mart and get some larger items that won't fit in the car. We'd been debating on getting this Rubbermaid chair with storage built in to the seat. (Rejected that one.)
But we'd also saw these darling two-seater garden swings, so we took a closer look and decided to go for it. (The price was amazingly reasonable, and it will go very nicely with our existing set of lawn furniture.)
Just got done putting it together! Yes, it took me literally hours, working quite slowly out in the heat. And Marilyn had to come -- sick or no -- and help me hang it up, as that part was a two-person job.
Anyway, now it's sitting out on our deck, all perfectly assembled and lovely! So comfortable, too.
Here's a picture from the packaging. (I'll share a 'real' picture of it on our deck later on, when I get time to take some pics.)
( Click To See Swing Picture!Collapse )
I have tons of things to share, but haven't had a chance 'til now, really. Just too busy.
I really need to tackle housecleaning -- bad! And laundry. And dishes.
Well, you name it. If it has to do with day-to-day life, then it's probably been neglected recently.
Marilyn and I need to tackle cleaning the deck, getting and planting flowers and cleaning up and preparing the yard (we're dying to start using our yard and have people over!).
Anyway, I'm off to grab a late lunch. It's going on 3:00 p.m. here. And to check on poor sick Marilyn!
(Belated commencement congratulations to friend Nik nk_seashore, who finally got his official ceremony this past Saturday!)
(Hope you and Kris kris_royal enjoyed seeing the 'Stripped/Justified' concert, Kevin kevinr! Kevin was supposed to be going to it on Saturday. Marilyn, friend Joey fatjoey and I saw it last Tuesday night here in Portland.)
Back later. (I hope!)
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