Jun 11, 2007
We had an unbelievably productive weekend. Friday night we BBQ'd with some friends around our recently opened pool and newly painted shed!
Saturday I laid around recovering from drinking too much wine at said BBQ and later went to a friend's house for a photo shoot about summer foods for a magazine that we're all working on. Everyone had to bring one of their favorite summer recipes, I brought grilled veggie kabobs with romesco sauce. We took pretty photos of the food for the magazine and then we took less pretty photos of us eating the food.
Afterwards, hubby and I walked around Best Buy to waste some time and then went to see "Knocked Up." It was absolutely hilarious!
Sunday was when we did the heavy lifting that really made the weekend productive. We got up early, grabbed a bagel and proceeded to deliver mulch to the various sections of the backyard that needed it. By about 11:00 we had finally finished off the rest of the enormous mound of mulch that was in the driveway.
Then we set up landscaping lights all around the pool (I actually wired the little suckers together and hubby worked on getting the electricity from the garage, under the flagstone pavers and into the backyard. Much to my surprise (but not hubby's) when we turned on the power all the lights came on!
A few weeks ago we bought two outdoor speakers that look like rocks, so we decided that while we had the flagstone torn up, we may as well run the speaker wires. So we also connected the speakers to a stereo in the garage. When we went to try some music, both (!) speakers actually worked! I surprised hubby with a little Wu-Tang as the test music, so of course we had to test how loud the speakers really were. I'm sure our neighbors were glad to hear us blasting profanity laden rap for all the little kids in the neighborhood to jam to. I couldn't believe it! Usually it takes me about 100 tries to get stuff like that to work!
Anyway- we finished three projects on Sunday (lights, music, mulch) and during the course of last week we had the shed painted and opened the pool!
On a sad note, the pool claimed another casualty, this time a bird.