Today started innocently enough: a fairly short to-do list and reasonably nice weather. We started with a quick trip to Home Depot for fire ant killer (yes, we douse our yard in poison on a regular basis - those fire ant bites really hurt) and composting bags. Then the fun began - pruning a couple of trees. Easy ones. After about an hour, it was decided we needed a chainsaw. Back to Home Depot. Chainsaw purchased. Realization that we need new gas can for oil/gas mixture. Back to Home Depot, and gas station. Chainsaw running, children terrified. Tree trimmed. Trimmings dealt with. Family exhausted.
Next weekend: plant something in these pots so the children will stop hiding in them: