Happy Easter! Once again, it was a good day for a Polish eating holiday. We had pierogi and sausage for brunch along with Mimosas for the adults. Zurek soup was on lunch followed by lamb, wild rice, and crescent rolls for dinner. Rich picked out a really nice pinot for the adult beverage.We had the annual biting of the ears on the bunnies this afternoon. We only do one basket these days. That way we share the goodies. Rick and Rich get their own bunnies so they can bite the ears off of them. I don’t need a bunny. Just give me the Cadbury eggs. Sascha wanted her bunny, but I didn’t want to start a bunny chase. The squirrels are bad enough.
The weather finally warmed up enough for the drywall to go up. The contractor called to say he expected to be out on Wednesday to start work. It’s amazing what one guy can do if he is an expert. Funny, his name was Rich also. Too many around this week for me to keep them straight. The first day saw the ceiling go up. On the second day, the walls were up. Friday saw the taping and mudding. Looks great in there. This is going to be one nice garage.
Rich was planning on the mud to be dry on Saturday so we could start getting the primer up. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. He and Rick went out and got paint anyway so we would be ready when the weather is warmer. They got white paint for the top and blue gray for the bottom of the wall.
On Friday, we all to bowling. Rick took his ball along in case they needed someone and he could take the opportunity to bowl with a real team. The fourth on Rich’s team didn’t come in, so Rick got to bowl with his Dad. I think he enjoyed it. Rick did bowl pretty well for not being a full time player. However, Rich’s last game was awesome. He did 209 without his handicap. There were 5 or 6 strikes in there.
That gave us a good reason to head over to The Sports Page for wings and nachos. From there, we could finish up the Louisville game and watch the remainder of the Kansas game. I wore my Louisville shirt to bowling. The guy who owns the alley came down to tell me that he was turning on the Louisville game down by me just so I could watch. How cool was that.
Speaking of March Madness, Alex ran the Z Family Pool again this year. The same cast of characters applied along with a few new ones. For $20, we can put in our bracket and hope for the best. This year’s list of unlikely winners hurt most of us. It would have been a good year to pick the underdogs. I picked Louisville, but I’m not top dog on the list. That would be James (JimiZ).
Rich and Rick picked Kansas. Now they wished they had Louisville, but they are cheering right alongside me. I was watching Louisville earlier this year and was highly impressed with how the team was setting up to get shots. Peyton Siva is directing traffic and the team was responding. Now I see them taking that all the way to the finals.
I called and got a quote for the electrical work on the garage. The guy came by one night and walked through the work with Rich. On Thursday, he sent his quote by email. Rich thought it was a good price for the entire scope of work and not just for getting the service out to the garage. On Friday, the contractor left a phone message wanting to start on Monday. Rich figured he’d call on Monday and try to set it up as soon as possible. Then an email came in on Saturday still wanting to start on Monday. So I guess the electric out to the garage starts on Monday. Now we’ll have lights while we paint.
We’ve started planning for the Derby Party. Rich brewed beer on Thursday. So there will be wheat and cherry wheat available on party day. The weather got warm enough to turn on the water spicket and for standing around the garage.
The weather had better get warmer is all I can say. Where is spring? I know the winter has been terrible. But I am so ready for warm weather and lots of sunshine. I keep thinking it’ll be better soon, but the cold keeps hanging on. By May 4, it’ll be warm, right?
I’m hoping for a better week coming up. At least, Easter was nice.