It was quite lovely, all of us working away to express affection for those we share our daily lives with. However reluctantly for some. It is the rule now in school - make one for everyone in your class, or don't bring any. There are a couple of kids in ZBoy's class that made him grit his teeth as he wrote their names on their valentines...
For the last couple of days, Darling Man has been working in the largely ignored back yard. We haven't raked it and gave up picking up all the bits that Revan has so joyously spread all over the place while in his teething phase. But after an arctic blast for North Florida, we had temperatures in the 70s this week and although it hasn't arrived yet, Spring Fever and the Gardening Bug both hit with avengence. After several days of picking up spikey sweet gum balls and dog poo, we got to see what the backyard actually looks like these days.
We are also wondering about the pool. Last summer, it started losing water. We would top it up a couple of times a week, but once the first cold spell hit, we stopped using the pool altogether. I'm not sure how much time went by, but suddenly we noticed that the pool had emptied itself. And discovered a rather large hole in the bottom. So the debate began. It's an old pool - should we just pull the whole thing out? Or patch the hole, refresh the sand in the filter and refill the pool for another year or two? My personal vote is to pull the whole thing out and put in grass and a garden. DM and the Boy have different ideas. I guess it won't kill me, so I'm willing to let them have their way - but THEY must take care of the thing.
Today, Darling Man did a little pool walk around to inspect damages and make a plan for fixing it up again. And made a startling discovery:
I went out to see if I could spot him.