Today, after being delayed for ... two months? ... more? ... I was able to pick up the replacement hot water tank. The current hot water tank is still working. There is no longer a puddle under it, though there is a scale build up along the seam of the bottom cap. It must be … Continue reading We finally got it
This morning, I was off to the garage to get the EGR valve replaced. I dropped it off for 10 and had thought it might take an hour or so. He told me it would take two hours, which is a lot of time to fill, when there is nowhere to go to just sit. … Continue reading Hinge fix done! And so is the van. 🙂
It looks like we're being hit by the edge of a storm passing to the south of us, so we wanted to make sure we could close the inner door overnight. All I wanted to do was trim the pegs and get them flush to the surface, first. You'd think that would be easy, right? … Continue reading Hinge fix, continued
Well, for better or for worse, I've started working on the door hinges. This is intended to be a temporary fix, until we can replace the door and frame completely, but I have no idea when we'll be able to do that, so this patch job may need to last a while. The first thing … Continue reading Starting on the hinge fix
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.