Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nip in the air

Not much to write about this morning. I piddled around for a while in the morning. Got the knobs installed on my door slider, one on each side. I had to cut the head of the screw off so I could screw in the knobs from both sides. That was interesting. I have a hack saw, but didn’t have any way to secure the screw without damaging it, so I reversed the process - held the saw still and moved the screw up and down the saw. I could have used my bolt cutter, but I needed to make sure the threads weren’t squished or damaged.  I also took the rack I got at Salvation Army a week or so ago and took it apart and made two individual racks out of it. I had to drill new screw holes, but it is back up and looks much better. Found a spot for the second one as well.

I did spend a little time in the screen house, but all I did was rearrange and put the tarp up on the inside walls so it has three walls instead of screened sides. I walked a little over a mile too, just right here in the park. Firefly never got started and I didn’t go anywhere.

It was in the lower 60’s all day with a breeze, so it was long pants and heavy sweatshirt all day. Not a lot of sun. In fact, the afternoon was downright dismal. Too cold for scooter riding too. Spent the afternoon reading.

I discovered my ipad has a cracked screen. I dropped it last week, and thought it came out unscathed, but it didn’t. :( I don’t know how long it will keep going with the cracked screen, but will back it up, and hope that it lasts indefinitely. I paid a lot of money for that thing. Although it is four plus years old now. I use it pretty much every day, it is how I read. Maybe I will get the mini next time. But will use this one as long as it will continue working. 

That is about all I have this morning. I don’t have any plans to go anywhere today. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy. Hoping for some sunshine today. I had to run the generator for a little while last night for some heat, and have both electric heaters going in the morning to take the chill off.  If it is any warmer than yesterday, I may take the scooter out for a while. I could go to the post office, but tomorrow is the farmers market and laundry day, so I might as well just wait until then. Just checked the weather, is isn’t supposed to warm up until next week. I guess I should get some gas for Ody so I can keep the generator working. I have the two two gallon cans I can fill. The generator doesn't use that much gas, but if I am firing it up twice a day, might as well be proactive.


  1. You always seem so handy with the tools =) you'll have to post a pic of your finished project. Hopefully the weather is nicer in the next few days so you can get out more.

  2. I'm always doing something. :) Yesterday's weather was just like the day before, sun until noon and then dreary and cool the rest of the day.