This time it's how to avoid cleaning/ironing or whatever else you hate to do but have to, for a couple of days.
It's easy. All you have to do is decide to buy some new garden furniture. A couple of weeks ago, that's exactly what I did. So, on a lovely, sunny Easter Monday, off I went, on a mission. Big mistake. Sunny Easter weekends are a good time to not go to garden centres, but I forgot that. There were queues everywhere. The first place I went, didn't have anything. The second place, once I finally found a parking space, didn't have anything. Third time lucky though. Once I had queued to get into the car park and queued again waiting for a parking space, I found exactly what I wanted. It wasn't what I had gone out looking for though, so I thought I ought to ask Mr Fixit to come back with me (the next day) to make sure he liked it. Luckily, he did, but he wouldn't buy it that day as he has a pensioner's card which gives him 10% off on a Wednesday so we just measured the box to make sure it would fit in the car and didn't need delivering and then went home. Then, Wednesday morning, bright and early, off he went to buy it. He paid for it, and had a very helpful employee help him to take it to the car. Disaster, even with two helpful employees, it would not fit. Don't know how that happened (but I'm really glad he did the measuring the day before and not me!). He had to come home a few hundred pounds poorer, but without the furniture. Eventually, that evening, a friend of Mr & Mrs Nomad's, who owned a van, went and collected it for us and brought it to our house. Pheww. If we had but known it, that was the easy bit!
So, next day, fairly early, finds us outside unpacking the box and starting the assembly. With a brief stop for lunch, it took us from about 10 am till 4 pm to put it all together. Sadly, by then, the sun had gone and the weather was chilly again, so all we could do, until yesterday, was to look at it from indoors. it does look lovely though.
Come back in a day or so for the next of my Handy Household Hints, which will show you another way of not doing the chores you hate.