Monday, May 7, 2012

Where did the weekend go too?

It was over in a flash and I have to admit with barely a minute to relax.

It started on Saturday morning at 5:30am when I got up to get myself ready to go to a garage sale.  Our township, was having a garage sale and I had booked a table inside back in February for $10.  Turned out to be a lovely day weather wise but cool, so I am glad I paid the extra $5.  There were 50 vendors and it was a great morning.  I came back with very little and made $69, but more important got rid of crap treasures that had been laying around!!  What I have left is being donated to a church garage sale next week, so it's a win, win situation.

I got home around 1pm, had a bite to eat then popped into town to spend my $69 on gas/petrol for the car and my gas containers for the lawn tractor.  Cost $80 but with Canadian Tire having a 10 x the CDN Tire $ I got $2.50 back in CDN Tire money.

Came back home and then dh took me into town to get some grocery shopping and run a couple other errands.  As we were heading home dd was on the phone as they had seen a house and were wanting to put an offer in, but could we (mainly her dad though) come down and give it the once over to  make sure they weren't making a mistake.  So after unpacking the groceries we set off at 4:15pm to go to Pickering.  Luckily the traffic was light and we got there by 5:30 pm. 

It was 7pm by the time we left the house.  I sat and talked to the real estate agent after looking around the place, while dh, dd and son-in-law, looked at the house in great detail.  We had something to eat on the way home in Schomberg, at a great little place called Cross Roads Fish and Chips (serves a lot more than fish and chips) which is on Hwy 9 at the main lights.  So it was 9pm when we finally got home.

I sat down had a glass of wine, which I know is very strange for me as I normally don't drink, but I saw a bottle of Jacob's Creek Moscato on sale in the LCBO and it is fizzy and is sweet, my kind of drink!!!  My head just hit the bed and I was out for a count, but it had been a full and productive day.

Sunday I had a lay-in and didn't get up until 7:30 am which is late for me.  Then I basically spent the whole day out in the garden, most of it cutting the grass.  I am now pleased to say all the grass has been cut at least the once.  That first cut especially in the field and on Kamikaze Hill is hard going as it had gotten so long.  I want to concentrate on weeding and prepping the veggie patch this week, if the weather holds out.

So there you go a crazy busy weekend, oh and dd and son-in-law bought the house and got it for under asking price..................only because it needs a bit of work doing on it.................but to hear their excitement in their voices is such a blessing and a joy.


Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Now the weather is heading towards being nice, the days will be busier I am sure. Congrats on your DD's and her hubby's new home purchase.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely weekend! Glad your kids found a house and got such a good deal! I am sure they will be very happy.

Shammickite said...

That was certainly a very busy weekend.
Congratulations to your daughter and husband in signing up to buy a house, what an exciting time for them.
I was working in the garden this weekend too.... mainly pulling up dandelions with the magic weed puller. But no matter how many I pull, there will always be just as many ready for me the following day.

Jane and Chris said...

Great news about the house!
Jane x

Piece by Piece said...

Phew!! I'm tired just reading.
I had a busy day in the garden on Sat. still have some weeding to do.
Won't be done today, rain in the forecast so I am doing some Spring cleaning for my Mum.
Fizzy and sweet, Gill, that's not wine, it's soda pop. LOL

Unknown said...

Busy weekend but the sound of your daughter's voice at buying the house made it all worth it!

What lovely parents you are!

Sft x

Northern Living Allowance said...

Phew! That was a lot to accomplish :) Congrats on your daughter & SIL's house purchase, too. Excellent that they got a good deal on it. I had a lovely, lazy day yesterday. It was cool and overcast here, the perfect day to laze on the couch - so I did! :) Read the "Hunger Games." x

Lena said...

You really did have a busy weekend! Nice profit from the garage sale too!

Debby said...

Woohooo, clutter gone and money in your pocket, way to go. Congrats to DD and SIL on their new home, I know you are a proud Mama!!! Lots of yard work and garden work around our place as well, summer is in full swing

Evelyn said...

congrats to the new home owners!

Rose said...

We had Lorelei and Sarah for Friday evening and night and part of Saturday....she makes the world go round.

We filled up the Rav4 and our Ford Ranger yesterday...$97 for the both of them. And we need to go get gas for the lawn mowers. I just cannot believe what we pay for gas.

How are you liking your new car???