So I got the kids off to school at regular time, then sat down to do the bills. My Microsoft Office was freaking out, so I had to fix it. Which took some time. Then I opened up my Excel spreadsheets, and figured out what I had left from last month, and what went were for this month. After being creative with a few numbers, I was able to get it all on track.
After the bills were done, Laurie and I went to the commissary to grocery shop. I was supposed to go on Thursday, and here is was, Monday. Yeah, it was an expensive trip - hehehe. BUT, with the extra $10 from last week, it worked out just fine.
I dropped Laurie back off at her house, looked at her new puppy (which she informed me tonight it going back to where it came from - her brother gave it to her kids without asking permission from her first - it was a trial run, and apparently it didn't go too well), and headed home. I paid Jake to carry in my groceries, and I put them all away.
Hilary stopped by at 11am for lunch. Well, it was a bit early for her to eat lunch, so I packed her one to take back to work to eat when she felt hungry. We chatted and put groceries away from 11-12pm.
Captain America came home at 12:15pm, and stayed till about 1:30pm. It was a nice lunch with him too - :) I got lunch with 2 of my favoritest people today!
At lunch, he was talking about his buddy, Webb, getting a new Patio set for $250. That's a great price. Guess where? Big Lots. I've been wanting a Patio set FOREVER. We used to have one in Joliet, but it didn't make the move. And I've been without ever since.
As soon as Captain America went back to work, Jimmy and I loaded up in the truck and headed to Big Lots. We were there for over an hour, looking at Patio stuff. I found one that I liked! Here's the pic that I took of it:
Yeah, the pretty brick work and lake don't come with it. Drat! It seriously took FOREVER to get the set. First off, they didn't think they had any. Then it took FOREVER to get the girl in the front and the girl in the back to get on the same page. After about 10 minutes, they found one for me. Sigh. Get with it, people. My set was $175 for the 4 padded chairs and rectangular table, then another $50 for two more padded, but folding, chairs. So only $225 for the whole set. Not bad for a patio set.
I also got some lights to hang up. A nice string of bulbs. I like it. Tomorrow, I'll take some more pics. It got too late to do it tonight :)
Anyway, we came home, and were home by 2:30 pm. Jake and I built the table, which was SO frustrating. Those people who made the directions ought to be shot. They didn't make any sense. After trial and error, we eventually figured it out.
I sent Jake to get the kids from the bus, and I sat down to assemble to the 4 chairs. I got those wrong the first time, too, but figured out the right was quicker than the table.
Hilary came over at 4pm, and helped me build the last 2 chairs. We got it all set up and looking pretty!
At 5pm, we all loaded up and headed to the pool. Leslie's kids came with us too. So I had 6 little boys and a girl in my truck. Yeah, it smelled like BO. Nasty :)
Hilary and I sat at the pool and watched the kids play, and hung. At 6:45pm, we headed home. I gave the kids left over soup with crackers, and we all sat out on the new patio furniture to eat. It was warm and pleasant. I really liked it.
I helped Joe with his homework, then Captain America came home. I started to hang up the Lights, too. After he put the little kids to bed, he came out, and we hung up the lights together. It was nice to work on a project together.
Leslie and Laurie were doing hair at Leslies house, and I dropped by from 9:00-9:30pm to see. Back home, hung with Captain America until he went to bed at 10:30pm, then I headed back to Leslies house. Laurie already had tin foil on her hair. hehehe. It looked pretty cool. We chatted and hung for quite a while. Here's me, with my favorite snuggle blankie I brought from home :)
And Laurie getting her hair blow dried.
So I finally came home at 1pm. And now I'm tired. OK, so that wasn't very condensed. Oh well. I did try.
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