We celebrated Fall by purchasing a Tuscan style fountain for the front porch. A home and garden shop near Sacramento was having a big sale and we decided to make the trip to check it out. My husband, Sara, Eva and I piled in the car for a day trip. I knew it was the one I wanted the moment I saw it. I have always had a thing for lions, and this one features a lion spewing water into the two troughs of the fountain. We live so far out in the country, there was no way we could get the store to deliver it to us 75 miles away. So my husband and I had to go back the next day with our son's little pick up truck to fetch it ourselves.
The fountain came apart in three pieces (the two feet and the rest of the fountain). The men at the store got it into our ancient little pick up truck with a fork lift and then my husband and I were on our own. I was no help whatsoever, and was pretty much just along to keep him company. This little pick up truck has no air conditioning and it was 75 miles in 100 degree heat until we got home. The minute I arrived in our driveway I informed my husband I was going to take a shower and disappeared.
Then we found he could not get this 900 pound fountain out of the truck by himself. As I said, I was no help at all, except to make encouraging remarks.
Luckily our son in law lives a mile away and was able to come and help get the thing out and installed on the porch. So there you have it. Our big adventure, which seemed to take up the entire weekend, and our new fountain. Which I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying. Eva can't stay out of it, naturally, but with luck, after the novelty wears off she will leave it alone.