A few weekends ago, my husband was out of town for a few days.
And whenever my husband leaves, I – SUDDENLY – discover things are going awry around the house.
It always happens. I need a handy-man 24/7.
That weekend, it had rained very hard, and the side of our house got flooded.
We have a crooked old brick path in that area, and it is also where we keep our rubbish bins. You know, the big green ones on wheels? Anyway, the paving bricks on the path were already so loose. It was really difficult to wheel the bin out once a week for collection.
So when the path flooded, the ground washed away, and the brick path totally fell apart into a messed up jumble of rubble.
So what did I do?
I dragged the bin out of the middle of the mess, and I spent the morning RE-PAVING the BRICKS!
Haha don’t look too close. It’s a bit wonky. And the bricks don’t match. I don’t think I compacted the ground hard enough. I hope it doesn’t wash away in the next rain storm!
I was a bit embarrassed about it actually, and I didn’t dare tell anyone, because it was so uneven.
But my sons were very impressed, which made me feel a little better. And it was much better than it was before.
When my husband came back, I didn’t mention it to him, and it took him a week for him to realise I had done it!
He discovered it when he was putting the bin out one morning. He came back in with a very confused look on his face, like “Who fixed up the paving? My brother? The neighbour? Your dad?”
And I have to say….when I casually told him it was ME, I enjoyed the look of surprise – and disbelief – on his face IMMENSELY :)