John starts vacation today. The honey-do list is endless! We need to clean the flower beds that didn't get finished in the Spring and add new mulch. The front hedges need to be trimmed. The shed and driveway need to be power-washed. His benefits pkg for work is due to be renewed next month and there are some changes we want to make, so that has to be taken care of. If we get around to it (which I doubt!) the exterior of the house needs painting. The FL sun just does a number on the outside of your house. Twenty year paint is really only good for about 7 and then it starts getting "chalky." That will probably be put off til the Spring.
And somewhere in that mix, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our first date on Oct 31! Yea, our first date was on Halloween. We went to a bar, who's name is long forgotten, on Clearwater Beach to see Snake Eye Band. And 20 years later, we still go and listen to Max, who was the lead guitarist/singer for Snake Eye, when he plays in the area. The more things change, the more they stay the same!
I went yesterday and visited my friend Penny. She had back surgery two weeks ago and I'd been trying to give her time to heal and get back to feeling more "normal." She looks wonderful! She had compressed disks in her spine that have been causing her much pain and discomfort. She always looked like she was in pain trying to walk. Because she WAS in pain. She actually looked like she was floating on air yesterday. She looked better than she has in the 3 years I've known her. She still has a lot of healing to do, but is doing remarkably well for being only 2 weeks post-op.
Have a great Sunday!