Well, I'm certainly glad my daughter and I have telephone medical appointments this afternoon, and don't have to actually go anywhere. As I write this, we are at -34C/-29.2F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38.2F It has actually warmed up a bit. The heated water bowl is almost completely frosted over! Only a couple of … Continue reading Not a day to go out!
We've had ourselves a chillier morning today! Light snow, and bitterly cold winds from the south is what greeted me this morning, when I went out to do my rounds. Kitty loaf is not impressed. It does look pretty, though! Switching out the micro disk cards on the new trail cam has gotten somewhat easier. … Continue reading Delivery Fail, and coming unhinged
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?
While doing my rounds, before going to the city, I went to the usual spots to see if any more branches had come down during the night. None had, but when I reached the fence near the pump shack, I heard something moving on the metal table beside it. It took me a while, but … Continue reading New baby sighting, and washer update
*sigh* We checked the washing machine. Sort of. After shifting the dryer, then moving the washing machine, my darling daughter squirmed her way behind it to see what she could see. Besides cat fur dust bunnies from hell and miscellaneous objects that somehow made their way under the washer and dryer... ...and the round plastic … Continue reading Well, crud. Again.
Not too long ago, I wrote about my daughters installing a new kitchen faucet. One of the issues was, we have no shut off valves. There is one main shut off valve that shuts off water to the entire house. Today, that became a problem. One of my daughters had gone into the basement to … Continue reading Well, that sucks… and why is that there?
After all that work to resize the replacement door for the sun room, painting it, carving out the recesses (and fixing my goof), touching up the paint, the door finally got hung up today! Aaaaannnnd... It doesn't fit. Part of the problem is the hinges. The original hinges on the door were put back on, … Continue reading Replacement door: that didn’t quite work
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!