Last weekend went by so fast, as do all the weekends. On Saturday, we had our company dinner. It is always at a fancy restaurant that I would never go to. I forgot to bring my festive clothes from my mobile home so I had to throw something together from my closet. After many rejections, I finally settled on a blue sundress with red flowers. With black boots and a black sweater it actually looked nice. The restaurant was 45 minutes away and I made it on time for once. I just happened to sit across from the boss and his wife so I tried to keep up the conversation but it was really loud in there. The food was really good and I was stuffed. I took home garlic potatoes and beef tenderloin. My entree cost $38 and I think my boss was going to fire me when I said I was bringing it home for the dogs. Haha. Not really. The dogs only got to share a tiny piece of fat. I always dread the company dinner but it always turns out ok, I'm glad it is only once a year though.
The rest of my Saturday involved cleaning and organizing the shed and the small tool room on the side of the house. I tried to remove a really high shelf but only ended up damaging the drywall so the brackets stayed up. I put up new brackets lower on the wall so that the shelf would be more practical. I was lazy though and didn't pre-drill the holes so I was frustrated and ended up just whacking the screws with a hammer. Those screws are never coming out. The tool room is much neater now and I took my old bike out of the shed so that I have more room in there too. I put a "free" sign on the bike and put it on the curb. Within 30 minutes a guy in a mini-van picked it up. I hope he fixes it but that's up to him now. Another one of my projects can be crossed off my list. I no longer have to fret about new tires and tubes and what to do about that sagging chain.
On Sunday, I went out to my property because it was a beautiful day and I knew it wasn't going to be like that forever. I painted the rest of one side of the shed. I think every side is going to be a different color. I want to use up all of the paint that is in the shed before I buy any new paint. I brought the rest of my clothes to the house so that I can go through them and give them away. I have my festive clothes now so I am prepared for next year's company dinner. I brought my old TV for the 'bulky' trash pickup. It was still in the alley today with the other stuff. I'm not sure what day they are picking up. I hope they take it because I don't want to have to haul it to Best Buy but I will if they leave it behind. I noticed a few trucks driving around the neighborhood with junk piled in the bed. Someone took the old curtain rod that I put out and the metal track for the bi-fold doors. I wasn't sure why someone would take those two things and leave the doors but then I realized that they were probably looking for scrap metal. Metal recycling is a big business. I wonder how much they got for the metal siding on my old garage. It would be interesting to know.
Anyway, it is supposed to rain on Friday so I have to remember to bring my wrapped box yard ornaments under cover on Thursday. I can put them out again on Saturday since it is only supposed to rain one day. 3 more days of work to go before 5 days off! I'm looking forward to lounging around the house and just relaxing. I've waited all year for this.