Paul put a rink in the back yard. BTW - our house is still a DISASTER from the flood, and while I wanted him to do the rink, what I wanted more was the house clean. But in an effort to be a non-bossy wife (something I am working on), he did what he wanted and I kept my mouth clamped. While it was flooding, I was secretly FREAKING out! While you are recovering from a flood, do you flood another area ??? The water was running for FOUR hours! That is a lot of water pooling perilously close to our house. Then I worried about the ice being bumpy - it was snowing while he was doing it. If we were going to do this, I wanted to make sure the kids could at least use it... Every 10 minutes, I would ask how it was going (so cas), insisting "we" go look at it - feigning super excitement, masking my fear like a pro. It was ridiculously cold, and so it only took a day for it to freeze completely. And NOW, we have the BEST RINK EVER in our back yard!! I love Paul for making it a priority and doing it regardless of the house. It gets the kids outside while I CLEAN (even better), and they are loving learning how to skate. It is so tempting for me to wait to have fun until I do something (usually involving cleaning). But that showed me the error of my ways. I even went out there with my skates for some winter fun and it turns out that I love winter in Saskatoon. YEAH FOR PAUL!!
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