Today was lovely. Well, the very first bit wasn't - no idea, beyond the vague suspicion that Sally might have poisoned me - what was up with me, but at about 3am I woke up. Got annoyed that I was awake again for no reason. And then found out there was a reason... And spent the next hour hanging onto various bathroom fixtures being very miserable.
Anyway, upshot of that was falling asleep again at nearly 5, and being woken up by breakfast in bed from John and the boys.
Once we were all up and dressed and ready to go we headed to the school to get some pond digging done. The hole had filled up with water a fair bit, after the rain we've had, so Deimos was straight in there, splashing about and getting filthy. Almost followed by Sherlock, but John and Mycroft both grabbed him.
More people did turn up, which was good as we could share jobs out more and no one got stuck doing the same thing for too long. Plus I kept getting told to take it easy by certain doctory types.
So now the pond looks like a...well, a big muddy hole in the ground. But one of the right size and shape, complete with shallows, deeper bits and everything Sherlock demanded (apart from mantraps).
Tomorrow we'll go back and fit the liner, hopefully, sort out the edges, get the pumps and everything in and maybe even fill it, depending how far we get. Not sure we'll get as many people - at least one family pleaded church commitments, and some others had various family obligations. Bt there isn't as much physical work to do either. A lot of pea gravel to shovel in once the liner is in...
Not sure we'll get around to plants, either, but it's better if we leave the water for a bit anyway, as it will be largely mains water we do the initial fill with. Better to let the chlorine subside and it all to get a bit more 'pondy'. And then we'll see what moves in to live there!
I'm on the sofa now, with John making threatening noises whenever I try and move, Mycroft reading a book bigger than his head and Sherlock on Danger's laptop looking up deadly pond life. All very calm. Even the dogs (now clean) are being placid.