Things are pretty slow around here right now. I didn't get up to visit the horses AT ALL during my spring break last week because we had a 23 year old eucalyptus tree blow over in the horrible wind and it not only took out our front fence, but it also broke the main water line into our house. I woke up at 5:30 the next morning to find our front yard covered with water! Eh? Did it rain? Nope...the back yard was dry. I didn't even hear the tree go down!
So, we had to get a plumber out to redo the pipe after we called the water district to shut off the water. We spent 2 days WITHOUT water in the house. Fortunately, hubby ran out and bought 20 gallons of water, but we both didn't have a shower. And, fortunately, it wasn't too hot!
So, our 6' wooden front fence is now completely gone, the tree is now cut into pieces, and the front yard has been raked a dozen times. Each time I rake it, I rake it into the huge, massive hole that was left from the water main leak. It still isn't level, but it is almost there...sigh..
I had NO days to go up and visit the herd. I feel badly about that, but I only have 4 weeks until I retire FOR GOOD! WHOOPIE! Then, I'll have free time.
In the meantime, today we are getting the other eucalyptus tree severely trimmed back because if it falls down, it will go into the neighbors' yard, and we don't want that. I spent every day of spring break cleaning up the front yard and moving furniture onto the side patio. A neighbor of our daughter's came and helped me for 2 days and the gardeners were busy, busy, busy.
I can't WAIT to retire!