Ah, the weekend has come to a close. I would love to tell you that it was completely relaxing. Maybe it was for the kids but, for me, I was once again relegated to the holes in the back yard. Lynley had me back working on the sprinkler system. At this point, you must be either thinking that Lynley is very mean to her loving husband or I am completely incompetent when it comes to plumbing. Why else would it take so long to replace a few sprinkler valves?
Well, in my defense the sprinkler valves are hidden underground all over the hard without any apparent rhyme or reason. So, to make a long story, I had to dig a trench following the low voltage sprinkler lines to actually locate the valves. Does that sound bad? Well, one of them ended up under our driveway. Not to worry though, whatever idiot put it there left me a 4 inch access panel to try to cut out and replace a 5" sprinkler valve.
Feel sorry for me yet?
Eh, don't feel bad, Lynley didn't either. In her defense she told me to hire a sprinkler company to do the work for me. However, I am a tightwad and when the first company gave a bid of over a $1000 I felt like it was worth some significant suffering. After all, I have a trip to Disney to pay for this month.
The kids were helpful. Every once in a while they would get out of the pool to come check on me and complain about how hot it was. There were some signs that we have taught them well though. They were always nice enough to offer to bring me another cup of ice water. Oddly enough, Ainsley would never offer cold water. She would just go into the back fridge and bring me out a cold beer - no matter what time of the day. Had I drank them all I don't think I would have been to see straight enough to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I had to find a nice way to sneak them back into the fridge without her knowing. But, I must admit that a few got lost along the way - and, no, it wasn't the 3 that she brought me at 7:30 in the morning.
The weekend also brought its fair share of Tae Kwon Do. In all there were 3 practices and an awesome field trip to see the Karate Kid with the team. By the way, I must admit that although I had a fond spot in my heart for the original, this one was better. We all truly enjoyed it.
This week marks the two week countdown to the Junior Olympics and scan week for Sydney. It will be busy and stressful. The fun begins on Wednesday with an MIBG injection, labs, and CT scan.
Well, I had best be off. There is much to be done while I can still concentrate.