Look at that nice, clean, neat, tidy Utility Room! That's the task that Tim and I tackled on Saturday this weekend. There's more to be done, of course, there always is, but it was a great start. I do love when things are clean and tidy. And a utility room is such an easy room to slob up. Any time there is something that you don't quite know what to do with, it gets stashed in the Utility room, "for now". And then "For Now" ends up being forever and that's easy to get out of control. I have one trip to Good Will ahead of me and other stuff went out with the garbage this morning. Tim put in some hanger-upper things so some things are now on the wall, big yeah. He also repaired the frame of one of the many pictures that fell and hung that back up.
You may (or may not) recall that at some point, I thought I was being so dang smart, bought a bunch of Command Strip Picture hangars and suddenly there was art on the walls all over the house. Much to our surprise, some time later, those same pictures began to fall from the walls. We would hear a crash and run to find broken frames, broken class and art on the floor. Sigh. It wasn't even all of the pictures at once. It could be weeks or even months between art disasters. Eventually we just proactively took it all down and then we had no art on the walls. It was very sad.
Now, very slowly, Tim is repairing frames and hanging things back up. It isn't even the repair work that is the issue here. Because most Florida Homes are built out of Concrete Blocks, this isn't a matter of taking a small hammer and an ordinary picture hanger and tapping it in. Nope, this requires a power drill into Concrete. It's a process. Eventually most, if not all, will be back on the walls.
And I took advantage of the much tidier Utility Room to vaccum like a mad woman and wash the floor. It was a Busy and Dirty day. We were filthy and tired when we were done but happy with the end result.
Sunday, however, we wanted to get OUT. No idea of where to go or what to do, just, "lets get outta here!" And so we did. And I said, "Let's go on roads we've never been on before"! Ahhh, an adventure!
So, ultimately, we ended up out in farm country! A pretty place to be :) Very green and wide open with fields and sky and more fields and sky. Awesome:
We saw lots of farm equipment, some of which I had no idea what was, lots of tractors of course and a windmill! I cannot tell you the last time I saw a windmill!
There was very little traffic on the roads which was a delightful change but we saw loads of cows and horses, quite a few bee houses, one raccoon and countless birds. Because it's tricky taking pictures out the window of a moving car, I only managed to get one photo and that of a horse. So this horse is representational of all critters that we spied:
We drove alongside a train track for a very long ways and I speculated as to whether or not is was still active. The following answered that question in short order:
We drove in and out of countless little farm towns with interesting names like Nocotee and Cubitis and Ft Ogden. And then we drove in and out of multiple cloudbursts despite the sun shining and then were disappointed to see not one single rainbow.
We went over countless little bridges spanning small creeks, some named, some not and then also over some good sized rivers. We did stop at one of the rivers to walk the kinks out of our legs. Even lazy old me can only sit so long before my butt goes to sleep and I really need to move around for a little bit.
We were having such fun that we lost all track of time and were surprised when our tummies started rumbling. Oh, is it time to eat already? Yup, it was dinner time. By the time we filled our bellies, it was time to head home.
But it was a great adventure and a perfect way to spend our Sunday!
How was your weekend?
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.