We decided to have a great big bonfire to burn the leaves and such from the yard. My room mate also brought home some old wooden pallets to burn as well. We invited some of the guys over to join us and we will sit around and drink some beer, and shoot the bull. I guess it is like some male bonding ritual or something, at least that is what the girls tell us. They have declined the invitation and said we should just have fun with the guys. Not surprising since neither of them like each other very well. Bully for them though. We will have fun without them.
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I don’t know about you but I am loving this cooler weather. Fall is on it’s way and it’s not hurting my feelings at all. I can handle cold better than I can handle heat. I have been checking out those portable fire pit things for the deck. You would think that since I have been looking at them, I would remember what they call them besides ‘fire pit things’.
Anyway, there’s no fireplace in the house so a nice fire on the deck would be great for just relaxing after a hard days work or even a nice quiet get together with some friends. That is if they will all behave and try to get along! Smores anyone?
I’m not exactly sure how this happened but my roommate and I ended up with both of us having a three day weekend. Definitely time for a break. We thought about heading to the beach but it’s pretty darn hot at the beach this time of year. We finally decided to head to the mountains for some camping and fishing.
I guess the time we spent in the Marines sort of made us prefer a good old pup tent, cooking over an open fire and just being at one with nature. Just for good measure, I did put my blow up mattress and the foot pump in the car. I might be tough but I think I’ve gotten a bit soft since I have been out of the Corps.
I thought I would give you an update on the white vinegar weed killer thing I was telling you about in my last post. I will admit that I had to spray the weeds a couple of times over the course of the week but it did really work. The weeds are starting to die now. I had my doubts but figured it was worth a shot.
All I did was put the vinegar in an empty spray bottle and when at it with the weeds. Like I said, they did not die as quickly as the chemical weed killers you buy but I do like the fact that it’s a lot cheaper and not harmful to the environment or even the critters in the yard.
I never thought I would actually look forward to a Monday. It’s not that I was actually looking forward to Monday but it’s more like I could not wait to get last week behind me. The weekend turned out pretty good so there’s hope for this new week.
Got a lot done in the yard, mowing and weed eating and even learned something new. Did you know that white vinegar is a great weed killer without all of the harmful chemicals of those weed killers you buy in the lawn and garden centers? Well not only is it environmentally safe but it’s gonna save you a lot of money too. The yard looks great and I even have a little extra ‘green’ in my pocket too, if you know what I mean.