We could not take pictures of the Hanford Site, but we took a picture before we got out of the car! See the sparkle in her eyes? She can't believe I went to such extreme measures to be sure she could experience Hanford!!
We worked around the house this weekend. We planted some flowers and created a low rock wall. It started with a short trip into town.
So, we went to the local garden center. We bought a half ton of stone. Which was my duty as husband to load onto the cart. Then I had to load it into the truck...then off the truck into a wheelbarrow. Then I had to make sure the ground was level for each stone...of course it was never right the first time. So, I had to move the stone a few times.
We were JUST going to have a single layer...but I HAD to try out a second layer to see what it looked like. What a dumbass. Because, when Cora saw it, she said, "WOW, What a great idea, oh, wonderful husband of mine! We simply MUST have more bricks! Thank goodness I married you!" or words to that effect. Give or take. Sort of...
So, off to the store I went and I got another sixteen tons of stones.
I began unloading them. Thirty-two tons later, I had them out of the truck.
Then I took them out of the wheelbarrow. All sixty-four tons.
At one hundred twenty-eight tons, I laid the last one to rest.
Cora, during this time might have planted a some plants, and then, because she still had lots of energy, she planted some pansies for the neighbor kid. As I dragged myself to the door hoping a taste of cold beer, she said, "I think that one's low...you need to raise that one up or lower the other." So, I fell back to work with a hammer and chipped some stones and re-stacked some rocks. Finally, it was done. And you can see what the result was!
Two hundred fifty-six tons of stones later, I sat, a ragged shadow of the man I had begun the day as. Another day older and a deeper in debt...
And Cora loved me forever and ever and ever! All because I created a wall for her. Several hundred tons of wall. And she still calls me "Oh, great and wonderful husband whom I do not deserve, yet miraculously wake up next to every spectacular morning! Being married to you is like the gift that keeps on giving!!"
She's right, of course, I AM wonderful.