I was caught up and work Since it was a nice day, I left work early.
The Better Half with the 2-Man Saw
Last night my wife and I went to a preview at the local auction house. I was interested in a 2-man saw and a bamboo flyrod. Today, the wife went to the local auction house and got a bunch of large crocks (12 gal, 6 gal, 5 gal, 3 gal and 2 gal) and the saw. She put in absentee bids for a few other items and the flyrod. We'll find out on Monday if we got anything else. I was excited to get the saw (and only $25). The handles are tight, the blade is straight, and the teeth are well set. It needs some cleaning up and sharpening. I hope to get to it this weekend.
I took a bike ride when I got home. I came across a neat barn with a cupola on it. It was a little rundown, but it was still quite interesting. We always fancied a cupola on our barn.
I found a large bunch of trilliums along a wooded hillside. They are some of my favorite wildflowers.
I came home and worked in the yard. I have kept up with the mowing, but I needed to trim the edges. I got out the string trimmer and broke bad on the edges. I then mowed the yard.
I noticed that the bleeding hearts are blooming, as are the lilacs. New growth is leafing out on the larches.
Even the knotweed is reaching for the sky. I took a picture 1 week ago. The knotweed has gone from 6 inches to over 18 inches in 1 week. I'll be getting the scythe out in a few weeks to knock it back.
1 Week Later . . .
We grilled steak and served it with fries and a salad for dinner. Quite a nice afternoon indeed!
We're off to a big used book sale in Ithaca tomorrow. Wish us luck.