It all started on late afternoon last Sunday, when I got a panicked call from my daughter. Eli had run out of the house, she ran out after him, and managed to lock the two of them out of the house. A call to the locksmith in the next town (none local) would have been expensive as it was after hours on a Sunday. She had given me a set of keys when I was there earlier in the week, so asked if I would please drive out so they could get back in the house. Sigh...I quickly packed a bag for an overnight stay and headed out the door.
While waiting for me, D and Eli went for a walk to the park and happened to meet up with some friends. F asked them back to her house for a visit while they waited. I had stopped on my way out of town for fuel, and arrived at the house about 2 hours after her call. Guess what? The keys she had given me didn't work.
She and Eli arrived back at the house while I was trying out the keys, over and over again, with the misplaced hope that maybe this time they'd work. Nope. The front sun room was open, so we tried removing the storm window from the living room window and tried to pry the inner window opened but it was painted shut. All of the others are brand new and there was no way I wanted to break one to try to get it. It was time to call the locksmith.
He promised to come out shortly, which meant another hour or so wait. While Eli and I played in G'ma's car...he drives us to Tim Horton's for a cold drink...it's all make believe but he has fun, D was sitting on the step upset with herself. She was rooting around in her purse to find something to amuse herself with, and guess what? She found the set of keys she had meant to give me. She quickly called the locksmith, who told her wouldn't call her a charge-out, he'd catch her the next time (positive thinker that guy), and we were in the house a few minutes later. What a relief.
I returned home on Monday afternoon, and can't say what I did for the rest of the day. I know I did spend much of Tuesday and Wednesday doing yard work. My front yard is xeriscaped, but those darn weeds don't care, especially along the edge of the driveway, sidewalk and patio. There is also a crack in the front sidewalk and the weeds take hold in it as well. I've no before photos to show you, I'd rather share photos of the the containers of flowers, and front flower bed. Everything is growing well!
|After weeding, I sprayed with a herbicide to keep the weeds down|