It's been a productive day. Under bright blue skies we crossed a few things off the old to-do list.
Pool maintenance topped the list. The ailing Polaris has made a trip to the pool doctor and been cured of its ills, but while that was taking place, I had to resort to manual vacuuming. I'll have sore arms tomorrow, for sure, as the combination of pushing and pulling the vacuum at the end of a long pole uses muscles that haven't been getting much work lately. But the pool looks great...ready for swimming if the water wasn't so cold.
The back patio is all clean, too. Spring here means lots of yellow pollen from pines and live oaks and it settles everywhere. The water washing off the back of the porch had a definite yellow tinge to it so it's nice to be rid of it for this year.
Wayne had his own to-do list. A neighbor up the street had put a sign in her yard offering the rest of a load of dirt free to anyone who wanted to load it up. She'd top-dressed her yard but had more dirt than she needed and she was happy to share...so Wayne took her up on her offer. We didn't want a full load but had several places in the yard that could benefit from a fresh layer of dirt so he shoveled and raked in a pick-up load's worth of the free bounty.
Throw in some errands, lots of chopping for a great stir-fry dinner, and doing the week's ironing and that pretty much sums up the day. We'll sleep well tonight.