Friday I hired a landscaper to do some work. We had a lot of damage due to last years winter snow storm. Our area had over 72 inches of snow fall in one week. Some bushes and plants were damaged because of the weight of the snow. Also the kids could not see them for weeks . This caused some trampling on them. We also have this Redbud brush that does not allow us to see the sidewalk when backing out. This year I broke my arm which cause me not to be able to do my routine garden work. Therefore some areas in the back year are out of hand and too much for me to catchup on this fall. That made it easy for me to decide to farm out the work. He will start today on this project.
Saturday the family went to the Oktoberfest on Post. The attendance was down this year. That really surprised me then maybe not. I had noticed through out our summer travels less folks out. Our economy is really suffering since the fall of the stock market. Even here Jobs and Business are dissolving. Our State has closed about 3000 businesses since the SM crash. So I guess folks are really tightening their money-belts.
Back to the Oktoberfest, the food was very good. I had the Nuremberg Platter, with three small wurst with German potato salad and sauerkraut. Hubby had Wienerschnitzel with sauerkraut and German potato salad. Now each side was different in taste. That's what is so great about German food. Each region has it's own flair on flavoring. Oh the music, of course German beer tent type. With the table in the traditional Blue and white cloths. This year they added a carnival to the festival. the Oktoberfest at post ending sunday so, I will have to see what happens next year with their attempts to make it more family friendly.
The weather was very hot again in the upper 80's close to 90's. No air-conditioning in the tent so, it really did not feel like Oktoberfest time. I just couldn't handle the heat. Off we went to the commissary for food shopping. Next weekend we are going to Oktoberfest in Germantown. I hope the weather will be more fall like. Looking forward to that trip.
Sunday was a rainy day. Later that day we went to the mall for some walking and then eat out a Chinese place. We hadn't been there in years and I mean years! the last time was over nine years ago. Their food was very good. My daughter remember going as a small child. The place has changed it's appearance.
How was your weekend and weather?
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