This past weekend I took an extra day off, so it made a 5-day weekend with Memorial Day. I always seem to need extra time around then because the whole house needs to be cleaned up and readied for our annual summer kickoff barbecue with our parents. It’s really the biggest excuse to knock out all of the work that would normally be spread out over weeks in one or two weekends, to make sure it all gets done and other projects can be started over the rest of the summer. So between power washing and staining the deck, cleaning up the yard and finishing the painting in the living and dining rooms, replacing old or broken electrical outlets, I had plenty of things to do. Plus this year I didn’t have as much help as I normally do, due to injury. So I was the weekend warrior/handyman again, getting muscle aches and running around like a crazy person to fix up what needed to be done in a short time span.