The week started with my grandchildren and son coming. They helped Dr John build the tables for his train layout. My daughter and I took them to an art studio. We did not guide them well in their selection of material. The youngest picked a castle bank with a lot of detail, and the oldest decided to do a mirror decorated with glass. The middle child picked a tank and there was paint everywere some getting on the tank. They had fun but the two hours we spent were not enough. We are to pick up the finished items this coming Tuesday. The oldest gave me the mirror which will mean it should not get broken in travel. He put a lot of thought into it. I have a place to hang it. I think it should be very pretty.
The weekend held for us a lot of jobs to do , because I was going to have surgery on my other eye on Tuesday and for the rest of the month I would not be of use. We started sealing the deck, which was more work than we thought because I read the directions and they said to sand off the words printed. The deck looked great when we finished. Then came the fence, which had a very worn look to it. We had decided to paint it white. Dr John bought a electric paint spayer. I was afraid of it, I can't get water hoses not to leak, so when my other son came to visit we asked him to set it up. He did and squeezed the handle, first nothing and then the paint came in big globs spaying far and wide. The deck was then speckled in white paint, which quickly dried and was not coming off. My daughter bought an inexpensive paint spayer which leaked, and I used a paint brush and we got the fence on our side of the house done. It looks nice but I had not pain from the eye surgery but pain in my arms and legs.
My eye surgery went fine but there has not past enough time to see how well I will see.