The snow-mageddon we were supposed to get this weekend hasn't been all that bad, so far...
|outside the front door of the hovel|
The work on the hovel is slow, damn slow, but gett'n there.
I had to call my plumber and have him come unplug the upstairs toilet. (A little talk with the granddaughter about that ensued.) I had tried everything, nothing worked, so the call was made. While Chance was here I asked for an estimate on a new bigger, water heater. We were gett'n mighty tired of spit baths & cold, cold showers. Asked if there was room for a full size water heater if I took out the shelves in the little pantry. Which is right next to the under stairs crawl space that the little old water heater lives in.
"Yes, let me make a phone call to the boss, and I think we can do it today."
"Yay, give me an hour to move money, and tear out the shelves in the pantry." I said.
He came back, helped me finish removing the shelves, then the boss came & they took out the old water heater, and installed the new one.
|Tim Rowe (Rowe Plumbing) & Chance removing old water heater from the crawl space under the stairs|
I lost most of the pantry space, just have to be creative in using other spaces. Hot showers make for much better attitudes around here.
Finished installing new cordless cellular window shades in the bedrooms. No more blankets tacked over the windows. The bedrooms don't look like makeshift homeless shelters anymore.
Have my frequent hardware store flyer cards in their own niche in my wallet, and the clerks all greet me by name... They used to ask me who was doing the work on the hovel, now they ask what MY current project is. lol.
Saw this handsome beast in the parking lot of the hardware store last week. Don't think he's a bit afraid of a little snow.
Finished up with the eye doc here til next fall. All is good, except for the dang floater in my dominate shoot'n eye. Doc taught me to quickly move my eyes to the left, then to the right, then look straight ahead to get it to move out of the center of the field of vision. I can do it fairly fast now, & I'm quite sure people that catch me doing it, think I'm more than a little cockeyed...