Well, I'm certainly glad my daughter and I have telephone medical appointments this afternoon, and don't have to actually go anywhere. As I write this, we are at -34C/-29.2F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38.2F It has actually warmed up a bit. The heated water bowl is almost completely frosted over! Only a couple of … Continue reading Not a day to go out!
It's past 1 am as I write this, but I just had to. I went down into the old basement to treat the hot water tank with hydrogen peroxide before going to bed. This is what I found. It's leaking! (That ring of minerals on the concrete is not new; it's been there since the … Continue reading Are you kidding me??
Today, it was back to the old basement to finally do something about the old hot water tank that died on us, shortly after we moved here. A job that didn't go as well as I'd hoped in some ways, while better than I hoped in others! 😀 Here is the state of the tank, … Continue reading Clean up: old hot water tank
So, things have been interesting for the last couple of days. Also, the folks renting the property are awesome. So is our plumber. Let me just back up a bit... Yesterday was supposed to be a "family meeting" day between my siblings and my mother. This was something she asked us to do, to discuss … Continue reading Ups and downs and ups
First, the good news. There is more of that. 😀 This morning, I woke up with no pain in my right hip. None. It was like I'd never had a problem with it. So weird! When I headed out this morning to feed the critters and do my rounds, I was greeted by an avalanche … Continue reading Really?
Today, I took advantage of a much warmer day (we reached -7C this afternoon) before the temperatures plummet again, and headed to a nearby city to see if we could get a replacement hot water tank. I'd already phoned and had instructions, but we'd never been to this location before, so my daughter and I … Continue reading Got it
I haven't made a solid post in a while, so it's time to catch up on things. The short version is pretty simple. I'm tired. So tired. Which is actually one of the reasons I bit the bullet and saw the doctor a few days ago. My husband and I have the same doctor, so … Continue reading It’s been a few days
Yesterday, being Sunday, my daughter had a short shift and I was planning to stay in town again. I ended up meeting with my older brother and his wife, and we were able to spend a couple of wonderful hours together. They are such great people! At one point, we got to talking about how … Continue reading We have a trailer… sortof
When doing my morning rounds, I used to get followed by at least Beep Beep and Butterscotch. Sometimes, other cats would come along, but it was usually those two in particular. That changed after they had their kittens. Butterscotch no longer even likes to be picked up anymore (I think it has become uncomfortable for … Continue reading Matched Set, and hot water woes
For the last while, we've had a sulfur (like rotten eggs) smell coming from our hot water. There are several possible causes for this. Because it's only there when we run the hot water, that comes down to only two possible causes. One is the rod in the tank needs changing. Since our tank is … Continue reading It almost worked (updated)