Nice boat... even nicer truck!! I love big Ford trucks! Brad has a 2003 (I think) F250 with the 7.3L diesel. Love that truck. Big and loud and full of testosterone! lol
I'm sorry your relationship with the stepdaughters isn't better. I have a great relationship with my stepmom - in fact, I talk to her and spend more time with her than I do my mother. Mom and I just never really built that bond back up after my teenager years where there was a constant power struggle between the two of us. But stepmom and I have always been pretty good friends. Mom and I get along, but we only talk maybe once every two weeks or so and it's usually just to relay information instead of chatting - except during racing season. We sit together at the races and chat a bit then, but not like she and my sister do. Wicked StepMother and I have always been close (that's what we call her as a joke). Better you weren't there. I'm sure the ex-wife and SD would have teamed up against you and just produced more drama than necessary for the task at hand. I would have preferred to do yardwork too.
Hopefully some day I can use yardwork as my hobby instead of just another chore I have to complete and don't have the time to do. I had to spray roundup in my flower bed again b/c I haven't had the time or freedom to pull the weeds. It's either been too hot or I've had a kid who has wanted to do some activity that prevented me from doing what I need to do, or something more important has cropped up. I need to get my strawberries moved though or I'm not going to get much of a crop next year (teeny tiny berries this year - couldn't even pick them). I plan to dig up my flower bed and replace everything in there with butterfly and bird attracting plants/flowers. I finally got a couple hummingbirds to frequent my hibiscus (white and pink blooms) and my hummingbird feeder. Saw some buzzing around MIL's butterfly bushes, so probably going to see about getting one of them for the bed and some butterfly attracting flowers. Her garden is so zero maintenance and that's what I need. I plan to duplicate her garden in my own space.
Anyhow... I've rambled. Sorry. Happy Monday.