Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 Today is supposed to be our last warmish day in quite some time, and we are very fortunate to have it. Just yesterday, a major system passed through. To the north of us, they had near blizzard conditions. To the south, it was rain instead of snow. Yet, there on … Continue reading Clean up and… there are no quick and easy jobs here!
Today, my goal was to board up at least one of the broken windows in our old pump shack. Which was not an easy job. (Photo heavy post ahead!) You see, in order to fix the window, I needed to be able to reach the window. In order to reach the window, I had to … Continue reading Clean Up and Winterizing: fixing the pump shack window
One of the things I've been wanting to get done in the outer yard, was to clear some trees from what used to be a chicken coop, when I was a kid. Getting things done in the outer yard has now been pushed back another year, but the last wind storm we had left more … Continue reading Winterizing: clearing an old roof
I got a couple of bigger jobs done in preparation for winter. The smaller one was taking care of a window on one of the sheds. This is the one my brother and I had patched the roof of earlier in the year, and is one of the few sturdier sheds left. My original intention … Continue reading Winterizing: window fix
Well, today blew away the predicted high, by a long shot! When I checked this morning, we were supposed to reach 8C/46F. As I write this, past 4pm, we are at 14C/57F! It was downright hot out there! 😀 One of my daughters added more mulch to where they planted the back-ordered tulips. The planting … Continue reading More winterizing done
Today turned out to be a lovely day, indeed! Even now, as I write this at past 7pm, it's still 8C/46F. Which is good, because I unexpectedly spent a couple of hours outside! I'll get to that in a bit... First, a winky smile for you to enjoy! Rolando Moon joined me as I was … Continue reading Got some things done
After working on the sun room door frame and the bird feeder, it was time to work on the cat house. The first thing I needed to do, though, was adjust the counterweight. I sacrificed another crate to hold the block, then retied it. I had doubled up the rope before and this time, rather … Continue reading Winterizing the cat shelter
Today I did some work on my mother's car, to help prepare it for winter. For those less familiar with some of the things many of us Canadians need to do to our vehicles so they better survive our winters, most vehicles here have, at the very least, a block heater. That's all our van … Continue reading So many cords…
Things warmed up a bit today, and we got a bit of snow. It won't last long; tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to dip again. After some consideration of what materials I had available, today I finally built an insulated shelter for the outside cats, as an extra layer of protection in the sun room, … Continue reading Use Watcha Got cat condo!
Our first winter here, there were a few problems we noticed. Problems that were definitely adding to our electricity bill for heating! This was taken just before our first Christmas here. It got worse, over the winter. We would get frost at the bottom of the East facing door, too. Not only did it show … Continue reading Winterizing: main entry door