Last Thursday, I got up with a smile on my face, a song in my heart, looked out my front window and wondered why my sprinkler system wasn't "sprinkling"! So out the door I go at 7:05 in the morning, and discover a slight gurgling of the sprinklers in Zone 4, and the one in the far corner of my front yard that waters the flower bed is a virtual geiser, watering the gutter. Yay.
And people wonder why I'm anti-social. What sort of person breaks off a sprinkler in someone's yard and just lets it lay there? No knock on the door. No note. I personally wish whoever did it crabs the size of orange crates!
My handyman couldn't get here to help until this afternoon, so the street got another watering yesterday. The sprinkler that was broken is one that is elevated on a 1/2" PVC pipe, so I wanted to find a way to protect it from either the same or another ill-bred, un-mannered, a$$hole. This is what I came up with:
I like it so much that I think I will start buying another couple of panels and rods each month and extend it on both sides of the flower bed!
At least my weekend was good. My son had friends over on Friday, so I ordered pizza, baked another cake (my friend, Tricia, had a birthday) and did some laundry. Yes, my life is that exciting! Saturday, I caught up on the yard work and worked in the garden until it got too hot, did the weekly shopping, and spent a couple of hours with my friend, came home and did more laundry, and relaxed.
Yesterday, I did more yard work and gardening, and went to dinner at my friends, Jim and Keith's house. Very good time, awesome food, and great conversation.
This morning, I had breakfast out with Tricia, followed her around while she shopped for makeup and shoes (I hate to shop), and finally ended up at Lowes, where I looked for stuff for my sprinkler repair.
We were lucky enough to not get rain today, so I grilled steaks and had that, baked potato and salad for dinner. One of my son's favorite dinners! So our Labor Day holiday was a pretty good one.
Oh, and remember my last blog? My co-worker took off for vacation and was out Thursday and Friday. Tonight, I get a phone call, an email, and a text from our boss. The message on the text and the email on said, "PLEASE CALL ME. IT'S URGENT." He always says that, and usually it's because he can't find the remote for the TV or something. Unless he gives me a valid reason to call him back and it's something I can actually help with, fat chance I'm going to call him.
Two and a half hours later, I get a frantic call from my co-worker, who was stupid enough to call him back and is now at the office trying to file something in a civil case through the State e-filing portal. I call her back - She says the portal says the password is invalid and did I change it? Seriously? I remind her that TODAY IS A HOLIDAY AND YOU CAN'T E-FILE UNTIL TOMORROW!!!!!
So Mr. Inconsiderate has interrupted me, and interrupted her vacation (she not due back until Thursday!!!), and made her come down to the office at 6:30 p.m. on a HOLIDAY (it was 8:40 when she called me, so she'd been working for over two hours!!), for something that no one can do anything about until tomorrow ANYWAY, when I will be there at my regular time. I can't decide if he's an idiot or just an a$$hole!
And on that note, I'm signing off and going to bed. TTFN