Having this cold front move through the area has felt so good! We got some rain and my little Tucker dog no longer has an “Anxiety Attack” from the sound of thunder. After several 100 degree days that rain and cooler temps this weekend helped my attitude. I got more of the dropped apples and black walnuts picked up. I filled up a 33 gallon trash container and the bag was so heavy lifting it was out of the question. Those nuts and apples are a twisted ankle bomb just waiting to be stepped on. I have to many other jobs to get done other than saving apples and nuts. But I have to keep the yard clean so I can walk about safely and not let fruit rot on the ground that attracts vermin. So into the trash for these tree byproducts.
I attack the grape vines again to clear the way to chop wood. I’m always playing catch up with the grape vines. I have not found a way to make the vines drape artfully around my home. I’m always doing cleanup or getting the grape vines out of the way for work. The grape vines take no notice of all my work and keep on growing. Good news I have cleaned out my wood chopping area so now I can start filling my wood Kindling box. I used my Dremel tool to sharpen up my cheap axes and wood cutting tools. The hatchet is sharp, perhaps a bit too sharp for cutting kindling long term. I cleaned up the hatchet edge using a stone, using a Dremel tool to start an edge on a tool does work better than a grinder for me. Actually I think both tools have a place in sharpening tools.
I’m playing with the new washer settings. I have to give 5 stars to Samsung on trouble shooting the washer and Mr Appliance of SW Idaho getting the washer working. Samsung stood by their warranty despite the washer being a 2 year old model, that I bought new to me. Mr. Appliance of SW Idaho was great, Richard was very personable, brought little rugs/carpets to place the tool bags upon. Mr. Appliance showed up early after calling if it would be okay to show up early for the work. That tends to be a very rare thing working with repairmen or contractors. I understand that Good contractors/ repairmen are very busy. As a customer I’d prefer a date for a non-critical repair and if the repair person gets an opening, a call to fix the issue. I know it is never that easy as “Emergency” repair request happen all the time.
I spent about $6.00 at a laundromat over 2 weeks waiting for the new washer. Drying clothes at a Laundromat cost the quarters. No big deal!
I cleaned up the wiring of the light fixture in the Laundry room. I added a couple of guides made of rubber to isolate the electrical cable. Along with buying a big plug of rubber to make the light work. The light is safe, but I’m not happy as light should have been tied into the electrical of the add on of the house. I’m trying to repair terrible half ass “solutions” and it always costs more to fix.
I cleaned caulk around the bath tub and the fiber board shredded. Was that bathroom install to code? Nope! I will save a couple of months to fix that problem. I’ll have to get green board sheet rock to make a good base for the new tub surround.