Great days in the garden

After the hiccup yesterday morning we've had a brilliant two days.  The village 'Open Gardens' day is on 17th June and ours is one of them meaning we have some work to do to get everything looking smart after several years of doing the minimum we could get away with.  I have the attention span of a gnat (or a goldfish depending on your preference) but have just spent 4 hours(!!) fence painting and I have to say it looks very smart.  Ash needed to mow in the churchyard but was getting very stressed as he couldn't work out which bits needed mowing and which needed strimming.  That problem was solved by our amazing neighbours who sorted it all out so that Ash only needed to mow which he could get his head around and so he relaxed.  That was all he did but my expectations are lower now so it doesn't matter and I don't get worked up about it.

Not long after we first got married we bought our own house and started decorating.  I had painted a door and was just about to replace the door handle when Ash decided to show me how to do it.  I handed him the screwdriver and from then on left all the diy to him.  While I was fence painting I had lots of time to think and remembered this.  I can understand why my 22 year old self was cross but at 57 and with dementia upon us I wish I hadn't been quite so adamant.  I've a feeling I'm going to need diy skills at some point in the near future and I could have learnt a lot.  Note to self: from now on take every opportunity to learn new skills.  You never know when you might need them.