Yesterday Lauren had the day off, so she only went in to work for a couple hours. Then we went to Lincoln. Yay! First, she had a doctor’s appointment, but then we went looking for stuff. Woo hoo!
Our first stop was a home store. I want to get some new curtains for my living room. I didn’t find curtains, but I was amazed at how big the store was. There was an entire aisle dedicated to decorative balls.
I was also looking for some plants for Lloyd and Lauren’s garden. We went to one of my favorite garden places to visit in Lincoln:
I got a plant from there, and others from Lowe’s and Home Depot. I’m going to have a wonderful time planting them in the coming days.
After getting back to Seward, I headed to Lincoln again to have dinner with my mom and Brent and Sandra. We ate here:
It was a lovely dinner. Good food, good conversation… a wonderful time with family.
What a wonderfully full day! I collapsed into my bed and fell asleep immediately when I got back to Seward.
I went to craigslist yesterday to look for free rocks because of a project Lloyd has in mind. I didn’t find free rocks, but I did find free day lilies. They would be perfect for Lloyd and Lauren’s garden.
The person was in Lincoln. I borrowed the truck to get there. Rhonda (the person’s name was Rhonda) said I should just thin out her day lily bed.
I ended up with three trash bags full of day lilies. Nice! I planted them in the front garden bed at Lloyd and Lauren’s, because day lilies have survived there already, so I know it’s a good spot. They should fill in nicely.
Yesterday we met Curt at Pawnee Lake. He brought his Jet Ski. Did you know Jet Ski is a brand name? The generic term for that kind of vehicle is “personal water craft”
Anyway, Lloyd and I got there at about 10:30am. We stayed until the afternoon. Lots of people came during the course of the day. We all sort of knew each other, and everybody knew Curt. It was fun.
We sat in the shade by the lake. It was a nice day.
At one point, we saw a guy open up a box and turn it into a kayak. It was amazing! I went over to talk with him about it, but he wasn’t too talkative. It was an Oru Kayak.
The highlight of my day was being pulled behind the Jet Ski on an inflatable couch. In the morning, the water was smooth, and Curt swung us back and forth behind him. In the afternoon, the water had some waves, and bumping on them was fun.
I used to work in the garden when I stayed at Lloyd and Lauren’s house, but it’s been a few years since the last time I did it. I don’t know why.
Yesterday, I finally got back to it. The garden in the front/side of their house had a bunch of tall plants in it that I have been thinking was goldenrod, but yesterday I determined that they were weeds. I dug them out.
Here’s the before and after:
It was difficult to sustain the effort. I think the last three months of inactivity have been bad for me in more ways than one.
I have several school-related things on my list for the summer. I brought many of them with me. Yesterday I got one of them accomplished: I cleaned off the desktop of my school laptop.
I think the desktop is the best place to put files. They are so easy to click on from there. The big drawback is that the desktop contents are stored on that computer’s physical hard drive. If something happens to the computer, the files are lost. I did pretty regular backups of the files this year, so that was good.
Still, the desktop can be pretty messy-looking by the end of the year. Here are my before and after shots: