Another lovely week has gone a-flying by!
My maternal in-laws were visiting today. My Mother-in-law can often be anywhere from mildly to highly socially inappropriate. Today seemed a pretty mild day, so I'm grateful for that. It was also an excuse to spend some time with Chaco and Wolfgang as they both joined in for the visit (free food).
Remember last spring when I mentioned being inundated with free promotion junk for a new apartment complex going up near the university? Well, The Lodges managed to sign several leases with what I'm sure are mostly university students. And the word is that the place is just a cesspool. It's party city there with everything bad that goes along with that. It's like a big dorm without a resident advisor. It's bad.
Fighting, drug and alcohol abuse, sluttiness, date rape... Apparently the police have been summoned several times. What were emaculate, brand new apartments at the beginning of the fall semester are now trashed apartments.
I feel bad for the "good' kids that signed leases and now don't want to be living there. We did consider it with Chaco and Wolfgang, and I'm SO glad we decided to wait and watch. I'm also grateful that THEY are grateful to not be living there. They and their friends aren't into that scene. Yay.
In other news, we finally won the football pool for last week's NFL games. Now we can really live high on the hog for a while! Not. But like Magnum says, it's not about the money, it's a pride thing. We have to win at least one week, so it's nice to have gotten that out of our system.
And I don't have a silverliningness photo this week! Slacker! Oh wait... here's one I took earlier:
This is the neglected and unruly hill in our back yard. It's nearly 70' across by 18' deep with an elevation gain of 5'. I know all of the dimensions because we are about to transform it into a beautiful terraced slope. Because of it's terrain, we can't mow up there, and so it's a process of industrial strength weedwhacking to keep it from becoming a total jungle. Nobody likes doing it.
I spent fun time this week looking at rocks and bricks and fountains and patio designs and... well, we've got 13 pallets of wall stone on order.
That's sure to trash all of this nice weather we've been having.