Oy. What a day! My main goal for the day, having used the weed trimmer all over the inner yard for the past two days, was to get the mowing done. So I checked over the riding mower, topped up the oil (it burns through oil rather quickly) and the gas, and got it going. … Continue reading Well, that didn’t happen as planned!
It's been a while since I had a whole crowd of cats and kittens following me around in the mornings, but now that Potato Beetle is back, he does tend to join me. After breakfast, of course. I was quite tickled to go into the sun room this morning and discover not only the adult … Continue reading Morning company, and that might be an issue!
Yesterday, a couple of our hoses sprang a leak. I still used them this morning, to do the morning watering. I took advantage of the leak whenever I could, and placed it where it would at least water something! The water is spraying out of both hose ends. Where the hose is attached to the … Continue reading New “toys” and things to repair
While heading out to do the food and water for the kitties outside, I discovered the heated water bowl. Frozen solid. A quick glance through the entry, and I found the cord wasn't just knocked loose from the outlet, but the hook I put in to hold the cord and keep the cats from knocking … Continue reading Well, it was bound to happen some time!
This morning, I was a bit late doing the outside part of my morning rounds, having taken the time to finish the second hoop to cover the rain barrel by the sun room. On checking the rain barrel by the garden, it seemed to be okay, but I did find a very minor leak from … Continue reading Garden rain barrel, follow up
Before I start on how things went with the clean up, I have another update. I just got off the phone with Canada Cartage - the company shipping our new washing machine. They didn't receive it at this end, so they will call us with a new delivery date when they have it. I might … Continue reading Reclaiming space: sun room part 2, and the old kitchen
After our incident with the kitchen pipe, yesterday, I headed into town as early as I could. Of my morning rounds, the only thing I took the time to do before I left was to make sure the outside cats had food. There is an employee at the hardware store that I was very happy … Continue reading The next steps
While putting away the push mower yesterday, I was going to take the time to start up the riding mower and see what I could see. I always push the mower out of the garage before starting it, but I never got it all the way out. I could hear a different sound, like something … Continue reading Found the problem!
Today, I finally got a chance to continue working on the replacement door for the sun room. Cutting out recesses for the hinges. To line them up with the recesses that are already in the door frame, I dragged the broken door over and lined it up with the replacement door. After making sure they … Continue reading Replacement door progress: almost there!
This spring, our sump pump is actually going off pretty regularly. Which is great, because it means we have moisture in the ground. The last two springs, I think it went off only once or twice, aside from when we drained the hot water tank into it. Which brought to my attention some damage to … Continue reading Some winter damage to fix