We still have no running water in the back part of the house. We are waiting on the plumber, and it will likely be a couple more weeks before he’s even close to getting here. Fortunately, we do have water in the front part of the house including the kitchen and front bathroom.
I am unwilling to tear out walls to fix the problems, so we wait.
The laundry is piling up however, and it’s doubtful my clean clothes will last 2 more weeks. I refuse to go to the laundromat.
The wife has been busy planting a bunch of geraniums in her patio garden.
I put up a couple sections of cattle panel fencing around the patio for “deer proofing”. I dragged a few of the panels up from the corn field, and used some 5 ft rebars to aid in staking the panels down. There are two more panels to install for additional “deer proofing” along the sidewalk.
The panels eliminate her ingenious use of chairs and rolls of 1×2 fencing to keep the critters off the patio. She is very pleased with the new installation.
The weather has been nice, and will turn to clouds and some rain tomorrow, I think.
I downloaded and printed some sheet music for the wife (she is a rather accomplished pianist), and discovered the printer had gone low on toner. After tearing through all my stashes, I ordered another cartridge. I am certain the other one will turn up after the new one arrives.
I did have to download and install another printer driver for the Linux OS. Hey, I am getting better at that.
Today is trash out day, so I am going to have to make several trips to the street for all the boxes we broke down from all the stereo equipment, as well as an entire additional bag full of styrofoam packing. I may hold off on that until the morning…in case it gets windy overnight.
I bought the wife a Gorilla dump cart for her to haul away her trash from the plants that did not survive the freeze. She has made two trips out to the brush pile with her dead leaves and other crap that seems to collect on the patio. It’s a nice cart that allows the entire bucket to be turned up and over with little effort.
I told her next, she could start hauling the rocks from the front yard.
I have to be more careful about the fine lines of her sense of humor….
I am trying to figure out why the damn bees/wasps are hanging out at the bird feeders.
In all my years, the recipe for the pizza crust is the best I have found for homemade.
There is a Papa Murphy’s Pizza in the big city, but have yet to make the plan for the trek. It is very good pizza and relatively cheap, even though it is a take and bake.
No outside work today. My back still aches from dragging those cattle panels from the corn field. They were much heavier than I figured. They are 15ft x 6 ft. I had to use bolt cutters to cut to fit; even so, I got a workout yesterday installing them.