We got rain and a bit of wind the last couple of days and the kitty cottage did okay though I need to add a bit more wood to finish up the boxes. I added a couple of those throws to the boxes and the kitties can “knead” the blankets into place. The boxes are still a bit exposed but most feral/alley cats are very keen to have a good view at all times.
I bought a little pet bed and set it out for Tucker the little peke and he loves it! Now the little guy can have a place in the computer room and not worry about getting stepped on. Plus he always seemed to be sensitive to drafts and cooler temps. In just one day of having his own little place for keeping warm and not getting stepped on when he naps. Tucker is much more relaxed and that has started to go through our little pack of dogs.
I bought a foam paint roller for finishing up the doors and a fine grade sanding square. I want a smooth semi-gloss finish to the door paint with no brush strokes trails. Some folks like that brush stroke look, I think for the “Craftsman” look I want, a more clean/finished look is best. I’m pricing projectors for Xmas lights rather than hanging Xmas lights until I get a handle on the new siding. Drilling or poking holes at random on my new house siding seems to be contra-indicated.
So far stocking up on Ice melt, snow blower and building up the driveways and wood racks has worked to appease the snow gods! It will be some what damp for Thanksgiving but the high temps are in high 50-60 F. degree range. You all in the Great lakes and NE are going to get hammered but so far the Inter-mountain West are getting off easy for the weather. I ain’t getting cocky as the Cold tends to hit in January. I’ve prepared as best I can and all I can do is wait and see what mama nature throws at me.
One great thing is the thanksgiving turkey will be cooked at the BBQ at almost 60 degree F. weather rather than freezing weather like last year. Maintaining 325-350 F. on the BBQ is going to be easy in 50 +F. degree weather. Usually I prefer snow to rain gbut after last year I’m good with rain after dropping drainage rock in the Driveway but I’m ready for the ice.