Thursday, May 8, 2014

Just Plain Full

Tuesday was a full day.

A late sleeper, the Pres got up at 6:30 am....YIKES!

Dropping off his tools around 7 am, he (Marty) returned around 8 am with "the equipment to start digging."  That's what I was told Monday night when I got home from watching Mia, as I put my feet up on the Pres' footrest.

My daughter and Angel came over so the Pres can do a brake job on their car.  To tell you the truth I didn't know if they'll be working on their SAAB or their BMW.  To me it is irrelevant.  I was just glad they spent the day here..:)  





Discussing "the plan"

Knowing that all this would be going on, I made eggplant Parmesan to be served with a nice tossed salad and warm Italian bread.  Oh and, as usual I decided to bake for the crew as I watched out the window.  Warm oatmeal peanut butter bars were a hit for their mid morning coffee break and the pound cake, served with strawberries and cream was appreciated after the job was done.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar
3/4 c granulated sugar
1 c peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 c oatmeal

350 @ 30-35 min



As you can see, the original patio (10 x 12) seemed dwarfed by the length of the house and the Pres has talked about enlarging it.
  
BEFORE~10 x 12
Digging out the topsoil


Never waste great topsoil!!

Truckloads of stone


Tying into curtain drain 

Tapping down stone

What a difference in size!!

A seamless addition

AFTER~15' x 30'
Ready for our cookout later this month!!


Sharing our full day with you and those at

Oh and during the both "jobs," a neighbor from down the road stopped in as well as one of the Pres` brothers who took some eggplant and pound cake home for supper...a "feel good" for all of us!  All of us...the Pres and I and Moon and Copper were so pooped that night!!


Do "full" days make you tired?
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