Yesterday, our renter transferred his cows to this section, so I added making a gate to my to-do list for this morning. Before I started on it, though, I painted the gates. One side is now done, and the other now has its first coat done and just needs a second coat. This is the … Continue reading Making a quick rope gate
Today, I made a quick trip into town to pick up a new litter box for the sun room. Small as they are, 10 kittens and 1 little litter box isn't working anymore! 😀 Since I was in town anyways, I stopped to pick up replacement hose connectors. Garden hoses are among the things we're … Continue reading Fixing garden hoses
This morning, my older daughter and I moved the gates and got started on prepping them for painting. Those things are fekking heavy! After considering our options, we ended up digging out a roll of plastic I found in the garage to use as a drop cloth and set one half of the gates up … Continue reading Clean up: front gate prep (updated)
We had a nice day, and my wonderful daughter was able to get up onto the roof to take care of the damaged shingles we'd noticed a few days back. This is what one section looked like before. While up there, she noticed quite a few were loose, and took care of them, too. It … Continue reading Shingle damage, fixed
I was able to tackle two areas in the East yard today. The first was planned; I decided to leave the remains of the wood chip pile where it was, and spread it out along Northwest corner of the spruce grove. Some of the pile got moved to the cross, as the pile at the … Continue reading Clean up: wood chip pile and jasmine bed
Yesterday evening, our drier suddenly started to make an unfortunate noise. Oh, dear. Thankfully, it was on the cool down portion of the cycle, so the clothes were dry, but I had another load to go in. I started it up again and the noise continued, so I stopped it. Thankfully, I could remember where … Continue reading That could have been much worse!
Oh, what a day! It turned out rather longer than expected - and that was knowing we had multiple trips to make! This morning, we headed out to pick up a snow blower (yay!) from the place my brother bought our riding mower from, in a fairly large town about 2/3s of the way to … Continue reading Would you like to see my chainsaw collection?
I replaced the old Christmas lights on the fence with the new indoor/outdoor LED lights yesterday, and left them on. Then I waited until full dark before checking on them. 🙂 At first, I didn't think I'd be able to get any photos, then remembered that I have a "pro" setting on my phone that … Continue reading New Lights
With the snow starting to show up, I had no excuses. Time to fix the garage door. Back in April, the old handle on the door simply fell off. It wasn't the original handle to begin with. I have no idea what was holding it in place, really, since there were no screws. Just the … Continue reading Fixing the garage door
It was smokier today than yesterday. Oddly, when I tried to go online and find local smoke advisories, I kept getting hits from 2014 and 2015, but nothing recent! Strange. From what I've been able to figure out, the smoke seems to be coming from the fires in California and BC right now. When I … Continue reading Red Sun