I was able to get a bit of time to continue cleaning in the old part basement this afternoon. Progress wasn't quite what I was hoping to get done, though. My thought was to start putting things back in the area I'd been able to mop, but as you can see, there are still damp … Continue reading Clean up: old basement. Day 3 progress
We've had a bit of progress regarding our septic pump problems so far. This morning, bathing involved using basins, then tossing the water outside. Meanwhile, I did my rounds, as usual. Check this out. See that dark spot in the middle of the bird bath? That's water that isn't frozen! 😀 Some of the water … Continue reading Morning progress
Can things just stop breaking down? Please? When it was time to pick up my daughter from work, I decided to take my mother's car. It hasn't been driven since I brought it home from the garage, after a near miss with a deer. To recap, I swerved to avoid a deer in the road … Continue reading Again?!?
Yesterday's plans to take my mother to visit her sister at the nursing home changed. I got a call in the morning, because she was worried about the weather. It was blowing pretty hard, and she was concerned. We ended up postponing for now. When doing my rounds this morning, I found some minor tree … Continue reading Assessing things
Yesterday, my darling daughters began working on replacing our old, not working right, range hood. It's still not done. Here is the progress so far - and I apologize in advance; some of these progress photos are really gross! First up, here is the new range hood that my daughter bought. Note the placement of … Continue reading New Range Hood – part 1
Yesterday was a fairly long day, as the girls and I made another trip into the city. Which should be the last supply trip needed. From now on, anything we'll need over the month can be picked up locally. Of course, before we headed out, I fed the critters. As I was putting food and … Continue reading All set, and checking things out
We've had a steady rain, all day today. A perfect day to be indoors, with a hot cup of tea. But nooo... That would be too easy! Late in the morning, as the girls were heading upstairs, they discovered water. The bathroom floor had water all around the toilet, and with our uneven flooring, it … Continue reading Well, today has been an adventure (updated)
High winds last night. Lost the internet a few times. A bit of a storm, later on. Several times, I took a quick walk around the yard to check on things and picked up downed branches (one of the apple trees in the west yard lost a big one). I paused to take a short … Continue reading This is me, having a “heart attack”
... the fan eventually gives out. After some 40 years or so, our bathroom fan gave out. Yesterday, our electrician friend came by to take a look. I had asked him if he could install the fan my husband bought, and how much it would cost. It turns out the motor for this fan is … Continue reading When it hits the fan…
One of the ... fun... things about this old house has been the screaming bathroom fan. Every time we turned it on, it would slowly start, making a whining, grinding, screaming noise, until it got up to speed. Then the noise would stop and it would be the nice, rather quiet fan it was supposed … Continue reading New toys!