As I mentioned yesterday, I had some stuff to do and stuff to do before I did said stuff.
On my list for today was the pharmacy, the liquor store, and the pool store.
In passing, I mentioned watering the yard yesterday. We are on water rationing here so I can only water from 6-10 am and pm, Wednesday and Sunday. I watered last night from 6-10, and to my horror, my neighbors (renters) were BBQing on their driveway. WTF? They gotta back yard, why not use it? Oh wait; they would have to pick up the dogshit from the three dogs they have back there. Silly me.
I do not know what they were cooking, but it smelled like burned asshole. I have to move my sprinkler every hour because of the tree and the size of my yard, a I got an evil whiff of that stuff…shudder.
They said “I hope you don’t mind we parked in front of your house.”
I waved and said “it’s OK. When my daughter comes home and sees you in her place she will just poke holes in your tires with an icepick.”
My next trip outside, their car was gone.
So, my sprinkler adventure continues…the faucet leaks so bad that it made a lake. Water pours out the handle. I have put it off because the pricks who built this house bricked the hose bibb into the wall.. There is no way to hold the pipe while the faucet is being removed.
X is no plumber, but I could have probably handled that except I will have to bust out the brick around said hose bibb and then cement it all back when it’s done. I’ve done enough plumbing to know my limitations. I have never worked with masonry and that screams that it would be beyond me the first attempt.
The faucet in the back is OK. They left enough sticking out to hold it. I swear it costs $50 to do a $9 job every time I turn around. I should hire Bubba for a week and fix everything.
So, the pool store opens at eight, the pharmacy at nine, and the liquor store at ten. X likes to make as few trips as possible out so he waited until ten and took care of all three at once. X is efficient like that. The liquor store has been out of my Jim Beam jugs for three weeks now, and I have been forced to purchase a different brand of bourbon; Buffalo Trace. I was tempted by something called Rebel Yell, but I went for this instead.
Any word on the El Dorado Rum?
Nothing on the hose bibb yet. Whatever I decide to do, it will be painful..in every way.