Home Repair – Busy Day

Yesterday was interesting. It was gloomy at times and sunny at times. Typical weather for the creek. I did find time to get my daily picture from the bench.

From the bench.

What made it most interesting was my drains stopped working. I had to dig up the septic tank so I could have it pumped. I had to have the tank sucked dry before I could flush or shower. That kind of threw off my schedule.

Once I got the tank emptied out (thanks B & H Pumping – #1 in the #2 business), I put the dirt back, and slapped my fancy cover in place. I can probably get by for another year now. Seems like family reunions and lots of company, fill that thing up real fast. I should probably enforce the Sheryl Crow rule.

Septic tank cover back in place.

Then the roof (tarp) on the shed started to get loose so I had to put on a new roof (tarp) before is started to rain. I displaced a poor mouse who was apparently living in the old roof (tarp) at the time.

Homeless mouse.

The new roof (tarp) isn’t camo like the old one, but it’s a nice looking roof (tarp). I embrace the Ma & Pa Kettle philosophy of home maintenance. I think I watched all of their movies when I was a kid. Pa kettle is my idol 😉

New roof on the shed.

I finally took a shower, put on clean underwear, and went to Walmart today. That should do me until next week.


Camera Dump – It’s July

A collection of pictures from the last week or so. The weather has been pretty good lately.

Beautiful Day

The creek was beautiful this morning, no matter how you looked at it.

From the bench.
From the ford.

Rainy Day

The last part of this week has been wet.  I got about half done mowing on Wednesday and it started to pour.  Thursday afternoon I had just gone out to finish the  yard and it started to sprinkle lightly.  By the time I was done, and I did finish, it was raining good.  Today was in a whole other class of wet.

It was raining this morning so I put off taking the dogs out until about 9:30.  That’s when it stopped for a while.  We got down to the bench, and I sat and took my daily picture.  Of course I had to dry the bench off first.  Then we walked on down to the ford and I waded out in the middle for a view downstream.

It started raining again later in the morning and by lunch it was coming down hard.  The creek was still calm though.  I ate my lunch meat sandwich, read a little, and took a nap this afternoon.  When I got up I was in for a surprise.  It had rained just a hair over four inches in the last 24 hours, but over three of that came down this afternoon.  The creek responded.

The water is starting down now.  It’s completely off the bench.  I still won’t be sitting on the bench again today though.  Hopefully I can get to it tomorrow.


Camera Dump – June Week One

It was a beautiful day, but interesting.  I had a fight with some wasps.  They were dead-set against me getting my string trimmer out of the barn.  I won the war, but took a couple of stings.  I loath wasps.

Pieces of weeds all over me.

When I’m done trimming I always feel like I was fighting with a bush and it exploded on me. I have some trails that I can’t get any kind of mower down though.

The rest of these pictures were taken this week.  The captions will explain.