Had a great weekend, celebrating my wife's birthday on Saturday and Mother's Day on Sunday. Chocolate Coissants for breakfast, presents, etc, all good stuff.
The title of this post derives from what happened when we went to the local DIY/Home Improvement store to buy some stuff for the garden - my wife's main present. I know, she is an odd one and I love her for it. She is planning her spring revamp of the garden ready for the summer...
So, she selected somethings that were to be delivered - mainly a pile of concrete slabs for extending the rear patio area. Total cost - around £50. We would be getting some more stuff in a week or so once this stuff was in place. When we went to order them it was pointed out to us that the charge for delivery had gone up. It was now £25. That is $49.6 (US) or $48.6 (Canadian) for a trip of around a half a mile! We changed our minds and continued our walk to the town to do some more shopping, loading up on Easter Eggs which are really cheap this year.
On Sunday we returned, loaded up a trolley with as many slabs as we thought we could manage and used the trolley to push them home. This was great fun, as the wheels in the trolley were like those in supermarkets and were constantly trying to steer us into the road or into a hedge. But we made it, and saved the £25 too, which we used to buy fried chicken for dinner. Hah, I bet Logzie is proud of us!
Sunday also involved popping back to my dad's new house to sort out a couple of new problems that reared their ugly heads, but this was quickly sorted allowing us to enjoy the rest of Mother's Day fairly peacefully, which was good as we were both dog tired by this time and in need of a rest.
Hoping for a nice peaceful week so we can recharge our batteries!