.I'm taking a break. I spent a couple hours in the back yard doing some preparation before putting down the topsoil. This meant filling in some holes (that's a story in itself), creating some new holes by removing rocks partially exposed, raking up loose gravel-sized rock, and generally smoothing, as much as possible, the ground in general. I'm not finished with that, but nearly so. I just got hot and needed a break.
It's hard to believe how hot it felt. When I came in the thermometer said 67°, but with the sun shining down, it felt 20° hotter out there! Whew! Work will do that to you!
In my tasks was also the moving of a huge dog house that was left here when I moved in. I've left in in the back yard thinking it would be there for visiting dogs or for mine if they are caught outside. But I decided it hasn't been used in two years, so time to go. It was sitting on top of one of the holes to be filled in, covering about half the hole, and when I moved it, look what I found! OK, they don't bury their treasures, but obviously one or more of the kids found this "hidey-hole"!! Obviously the half one has been in the hole for a while. I think it disappeared when I was throwing away some partially chewed ones in preparation for replacing them with new ones around three months ago. I don't know who did this, but Sammy was really eying me the whole time. At any rate, I got a chuckle out of their half-baked attempt to bury the treasures. Silly mutts!
While I was out there, the dogs began barking on the front deck. When they didn't stop after a couple minutes, I decided to look and see what was going on. There was a vehicle I didn't recognize in the driveway. I started out to see who it was and discovered it was a floral delivery guy bringing flowers from my son's family! Very cool arrangement with orange lilies and roses and tiny yellow mums and some accents of a small purple flower. Really pretty!
OK, I've put some ribs in to cook for dinner, I've snacked a little and rehydrated myself, and I guess I'd better get back outside and finish as much as I can today. Tomorrow will be more than 10° higher, and I don't want to be out in that. I actually have all summer to do what I'm doing, but I want to do as much as I can while it is this cool. So .... later!