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
Well, the deed is done. Little Susan had an appointment with the vet, yesterday, and she is now recovering from surgery! Since we had to make sure to 1) have her available to take to the vet in the first place and 2) make sure she didn't eat anything after 8pm the night before, we … Continue reading One down, more to go!
Today, I finally was able to get outside and use the new electric snow blower around the house. I really wanted to get it done while the weather was still good; we're supposed to start getting cold again in a couple of days. Nothing like the bitter cold we had before, but enough that I … Continue reading Paths
And it's so tiny and cute. Just look at that little thing! I absolutely HAD to put it next to the big one before using it, to get a picture. It's a good thing I called ahead to see if any were in stock, and have it set aside, because there were only two left, … Continue reading We got a “baby”
Okay, time to catch up on the snow blower situation! This driveway was not cleared with a snow blower. We headed out to pick it up yesterday, along with the two chain saws. The guy walked me through what he did. Along with cleaning out the carburetor, he added an inline fuel shut off valve, … Continue reading About that snow blower…
The formation of icicles outside our bathroom window was noted recently. Since that window looks into the sun room, not outdoors, this is something that should not be happening. My first thought was condensation, but after thinking about it for a bit, I realized that didn't make sense. So when I went out to do … Continue reading Well, that’s not good
So, after not getting a call back from the small engine place, yesterday, I called them first thing this morning. Which was a good thing, because it turned out my number that I left with them somehow got separated from my name. I was talking to the owner this time, and he's the one who … Continue reading Snow blower status
Still no working snow blower. I got the kill switch off - that took longer than expected, as the guy that installed it added a ring above the nut that kept it from unscrewing. Which is great, except that it was so thin, it took me a while to even see it through my frosted … Continue reading Well, crud
Happy 6th day of Christmas! Things have not gone as planned, thanks to some rather unfortunate weather. We were supposed to go into the city for a family gathering yesterday. We drove maybe 5 minutes on the highway, before turning around and coming home. Blowing snow, icy roads, poor visibility... and knowing it would be … Continue reading Had a snow-down – and I won!