Well, I can at least say that we can now use our plumbing again. For now. The septic guy made it over in the late morning. The septic tank was, indeed, very full. When he had emptied it, however, nothing started to drain in the basement, so that - thankfully - ruled out the notion … Continue reading Drained
Our temperatures have been lurching around quite a bit, lately! Last night, we dipped to 3C/37F, but our high of the day is supposed to reach 23C/73F! I'm watching our garden beds closely and had a surprise. Not only is our Ozark Nest Egg gourd trying to produce more gourds, so are the luffa! This … Continue reading The luffa is still trying! Plus, a bit of an update.
The old basement is the heart of the plumbing in this house. It's where all the pumps and tanks are, plus we have a couple of sets of taps; one for the laundry sink, and one for where the washing machined to be, and pipes with shut off valves leading to the taps outside. Until … Continue reading What a drip!
While doing my evening rounds, I figured it was time to get a recent photo of our found object "art" display. 😉 The table itself was dragged out from under a fallen tree while clearing the edge of the spruce grove. We weren't able to get at it until the old wood pile was cleaned … Continue reading Stuff we’ve found, and things to fix
Well, my mother's car is now at the garage. It won't be worked on today. The mechanic was missing some information on file to be able to order a new tire. Which is fine. I'm just glad I had my daughter follow me in the van! I talked to him about what happened, and was … Continue reading Moving forward
I'm happy to say the kibble shelter set up seems to be working just fine! I found one of the food containers under the kibble house this morning. I was able to reach it to get it out, but even if it had got pushed back further, that's okay, since the floor boards can be … Continue reading Happy kitties, not so happy washing machine, and awesome customer service
Well, after getting such bad news from the plumbers, and passing on what they told me to my brother, he gave me a call, and I'm feeling much more encouraged. There is no one alive today that knows this farm and the systems that run it better than my brother. So when I told him … Continue reading Encouraged
Honestly. I would really like to just quit right now. This morning, I tried calling a plumber about switching out our well pump in the basement. This would be the third plumber we've contacted in the past few weeks. To recap: we are on a deep well for water. There is an immersion pump in … Continue reading Can I just quit now?
Shortly before my husband and I left for town this morning, I happened to glance out the window and saw a couple of the renters cows. On the wrong side of the fence! So I quickly went out to close the vehicle and person gates in the chain link fence, then messaged our renter to … Continue reading Wired
Well, for tonight, at least. It happened again. When things cooled down enough, I took advantage of the temperatures to break out the riding mower and try and get at least the lawn around the house done, before the predicted rains. Thanks to my brother, it was running fine. And then it wasn't. This time, … Continue reading That’s it. I’m done.