today was one of those immensely beautiful days that start in every year about this time. I wore shorts and sandals, even sunscreen, and for a little while, a straw hat. Spent the morning with C helping B around the corner put in tile floor. Strange how much the back-of-the-envelope style of calculation that I’ve gotten used to creating CSS layouts turned out to be helpful in figuring out how to lay out the tile. And as I told C, at least the size of the tile and the room doesn’t change depending on what kind of house you’re in. 🙂
I’m glad to have helped; there’s a difference between seeing something like that on TV, and seeing it in person, still more with actually doing it yourself. (I was mostly the eye in the sky, and hander-off of tile, but also spread a little mastic and laid a few tiles myself.)
after we ran out of mastic, we came back here and I puttered around in the tiny square that I consider my “garden” of the otherwise wild yard, transplanting a few things from pots into the ground, weeding, taking pictures. then C went for a bike ride, and I sat out in my butterfly chair, reading and drinking punch. (that would be the moment for the straw hat.) toes in the grass, classical music in the air: happiness.
of course, by evening, the clouds were rolling in, and we even got a tiny spattering of rain. but that’s good; less need to water the plants.
so much do I not want to go to work tomorrow. 😉