First things first, I got fantastic news this morning! I came in from doing my morning rounds to find my husband on the phone; the garage had called about my mom's car. There is no damage. None. Not even the flat tire! They pumped it up and checked it, and there's not even a leak. … Continue reading Fantastic news! also… what?
Well, my husband's replacement hospital bed arrived this morning! Yay! Though I am perplexed. I thought he was approved for a heavier weight bearing bed. Instead, he got the exact same bed as before. Which is rated to above what my husband is, but that didn't stop the other one from starting to break. The … Continue reading Ready and waiting – an update
Okay. So, I knew there was a fair bit of junk piled on and around a piece of equipment next to the garage. I didn't realize just how bad it was. Wow. So let's start with some before photos. I'm still just amazed by the fact that someone dragged a toilet over here. . Before … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove perimeter – the junk pile!
Today we picked up some fence wire to make a new gate for our second driveway. The wire we got was 1 inch mesh, in a roll of 36" x 25' I was pleased to see the hardware store had 1 inch mesh in stock. When I price checked it a while back, the largest … Continue reading Building the new back gate
My older daughter came with me when it was time to pick up her sister from work. Since UPS hadn't delivered my birthday present yet, I asked my husband, who had had to lie down again, to be up in case they came while we were gone. We also made sure the gate wasn't locked … Continue reading For Real? LOL
In this photo from my last post, you can see part of the mess I also cleaned up today. That round thing of rotting wood is the top of a giant spool that was used for electrical cable. It was likely used as an outdoor table or something, at some point - that was a … Continue reading Maple Grove Clearing – a big, rotten mess!
This afternoon, while my daughters broke down the pile of branches I'd trimmed at the back of the house, I got the ladder out to caulk the holes in the wall left from the original internet satellite dishes. Hearing the noise, my younger daughter came around to help. Sweetheart that she is, she braved the … Continue reading Another Mystery
After monitoring my system data usage through April, I thought for sure the Data Vampire had been vanquished. In fact, I didn't even bother resetting the data usage meter when I checked it at the end of the month. Even though there was a sudden spike of almost 25 gigs at the end of the … Continue reading The Data Vampire, returns!
My daughters have been diligently working their way around the yard, methodically raking leaves out of the edges of the trees and the many flower beds all over the place, picking up wind blown sticks, and generally cleaning things up. I was called out to see what they found next to the small people gate. … Continue reading Oh, the things we find!
A few more steps forward, today - and the girls are still outside, working on cleaning up around the yard, so the progress continues even now. The most exciting thing for me is, the septic guy came! Yay! Oh, the things that excite me in my old age... LOL Seriously, though... it's one less worry, … Continue reading A Day of Progress