What a grand week we had last week, especially weather-wise. We had terrific guests on the weekend, with all of us attending Taste Of Wabasha at the National Eagle Center Saturday night. We had donated a one night stay for the silent auction, which our guests bought and immediately gave to us for the first night’s payment! Then Carol and I WORKED in the yard all week. We went to Waumandee, WI (over hill and dale past Alma) to Cowsmo Compost and got a pickup load of compost to spread on the garden and flowers. Took most of the day with cleaning the truck. We tilled garden and moved a row of raspberries, raked fall messes, and fertilized and thatched the yard. Carol even got onions and potatoes planted. I also got some lawn patching and seeding completed. The oil was changed in 2 lawn mowers, after which one decided not to run so hauled it to repair shop. Retrieved the old 14 foot Aluma Craft from storage and cleaned it up to sell, which I did in 2 days (LUCKY!).
Of course, every evening we grilled something for a meal, which is a great wind-down for me.
We took two grandkids to their school carnival and Carol spent an afternoon at her book club. This past weekend we did not have any guests for the first time since November, I think (It was OK.), so Sunday we went out for breakfast at Pier 4 in Alma (one of our favorites after home) and then hit an antique shop which was new to us. Got a few glass pieces to use at the B&B and had a good day. Yesterday was rainy and cooler and windy, and today is cold and windy. We did get 0.6 inches of rain to help work in all the fertilizer, so that is good. Today is a “putter inside” day. Wednesday is Carol’s birthday so I am taking her to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater to see a musical. This coming weekend we are back to work as a B&B, and I think we have bookings way through mid July (but we are not full by any means- so keep those calls coming!!).
I now have a photo shop program which I am just starting to use. I have a long way to go as it is smarter than I am. But being an ORG (old retired guy), I will have time to play with it. This bridge picture I took while working at the Eagle Center one Tuesday when the river was glassy-calm. Thought it was neat. It got hundreds of hits on my facebook page.