Not quite as nice of a day as Sunday but no rain so I could get my front yard cleaned up a bit. The electric mower did a super job getting up the leaves and the last mowing of the grass for the year. I was a little surprised that I filled 2 of those big garbage bins worth of cuttings so the lawn really needed a good mowing. I even got all the leaves up from the sidewalk and by my curb picked up using the mower. Hey if it’s stupid and it works, it’s not stupid! I have to say if you are looking for a good electric mower I would recommend the Greenworks 20 inch with the cord. It’s about the same cost as a new gas mower but without all of the headaches of using gas. It is so nice to just push a button and get mowing, plus I don’t have to winterize this lawnmower.
I still have more to do on the yard but Tuesday is going supposed to be a little rainy and cold so I can do a few inside jobs and if I can get a few more buckets of wood cut up. I didn’t really plan it out this way but with saw in the shop and the wood under the carport I don’t get to damp while I’m cutting wood. The shop isn’t insulated, but just being out of the wind and rain makes cutting wood an easier task. While cutting the wood can be annoying at times, just comparing last winter’s electric bill to this year’s bill provides all the motivation I need to get to work! The tires on the little garden cart held air overnight and I didn’t detect any leaks so it looks like the Slime did the trick. I bought the 8 oz. bottle for about $8.00 and did two of the small garden cart tires with couple of ounces leftover. Slime does work for quick tire repair, I’ll keep watching to see how long it lasts and give you all updates as needed.
I have plenty of things to get done in the house on Tuesday. A big thing will be vacuuming the carpets since I got most the leaves up in the yard there is a good chance my pekes won’t keep dragging leaves inside via the fur on the legs and bellies. Not the peke’s fault they were designed for palaces not romping in a backyard full of leaves that are almost belly high and my pups love a good romp. I have been looking at getting a dog that is a little more substantial than my little pekes. The pekes have fierce hearts but they are about as intimidating as a marshmallow. The local animal shelter is having a special on dogs that are over a year old and black in color, the adoption is free. I find it hard to believe that many people don’t like black dogs and that they are much harder to adopt out. This seems to be a national problem in the USA and not just my area. Well good for us we get the opportunity for a great “rescued” dog at a great price because other people are morons!
They have a couple of Dobie/Sheppard mixes that might be a good fit for me. I need to make sure of the size and energy level as I can’t walk or run a dog for any distance, but I do have a good size yard and my little pekes that will help them feel part of a pack and keep them happy. I wouldn’t mind a bull terrier or even a pit bull, but many of those are in the shelter because they are unable to socialize with other dogs. Both of my pekes are over ten years old though they don’t look or act like older dogs they are slowing down a little bit. Getting a younger dog will probably make them happy and I will have a dog if and when the pekes die. Sounds a little cold that way, but I need an emergency backup dog now as I would have a hard time replacing my little pups after they died.
Off to make some of the Artisan bread dough to bake on Tuesday and I think I’ll soak some black beans and use up the rest of that pork roast for some comfort food while it is all cold, damp tomorrow.