One of the odd things we have on this house is this window cover that the visiting goat discovered. When I was a kid growing up here, this did not exist, but I think I understand why it's here. It is over the window we used to toss firewood through, when we had the wood … Continue reading Aaaannnd… something else to fix
My daughter and I went into the shed to get the door I was thinking of using to replace the broken door on the sun room. The replacement door is in pretty good shape, and even has complete hinges attached, so we took the old door off, hinges and all. We did not, however, replace … Continue reading Nooooot quite!
I just got a call from the garage about our van. Apparently, he's been trying to call me since yesterday, on both the land line and my cell phone, and couldn't get through. I have no idea why; my mother phoned earlier, and got through no problem. I had just got off the phone with … Continue reading Van update
Yesterday was our day to do our monthly shop, which always makes for a long day. We actually decided not to do a full shop, though, and will go back later in the month. Specifically, we didn't get all the cat kibble and litter we usually do. It gets really hard to pack the van … Continue reading Long Day
This evening, I got a call from my brother, saying he would be coming over tomorrow to install the new well pump he found for us. Yay! He would need to pick something up along the way, though, and could I get measurements of the pipes for him? So I went into the basement to … Continue reading Seriously???
What a beautiful day today! As I write this, we're at -1C (30F) right now. The sun is shining, the skies are clear, and we're supposed to be warm like this for the next couple of days. On Sunday, we're even supposed to go above freezing! From the long range forecasts, we are going to … Continue reading This and that, and the car saga continues
Today has been a busy day on the phone, dealing with my mother's car. The mechanic called me (the first time) about the tires and the noise in the back. Note that I said "tires" - plural. The one tire in the front will need to be replaced. The bead didn't just break. It was … Continue reading Vehicle Update: the saga continues
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
It hasn't been long since I last posted, yet already, we have several unexpected things. 🙂 My daughter and I did a dump run and, as I was about to drive back into the garage, I saw movement inside. A whole bunch of butterflies (there were more inside) on the dirt floor. I didn't want … Continue reading Unexpected
We noticed some damaged shingles yesterday, so I made a point of checking it out and looking for any other damage while doing my rounds this morning. This is what we saw when we came home yesterday. You can see the patch job above, where some shingles had flipped up. One of my brothers had … Continue reading Shingle damage