Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Fixing Things.

It was still chilly this morning, but Ray and I worked with the rain drizzling outside, and the shop doors open. It was the kind of rain where you could rush to the shed to get something and not have to take an umbrella.

We got the Haier dishwasher put back together as a portable, as we had it plumbed into my kitchen until I bought the better one, the Danby. Now it is moved to the "For Sale Dept." in the RVport, so that got it out of the workshop.

I had found a hose that I thought might fit the little Oreck canister vacuum that lost it's hose after the time I paid for it, and before it got in the car. Even when I went back to the resale shop to get the hose, it had never turned up, so they refunded my money and told me to keep the vacuum. The hose fit with a little modification, so that is fixed now. But I am going to put it in the yard sale, as I found a little tiny upright, almost a broomstick, that will do in the grooming room. I had a big awkward shop vac in there for years, and I always disliked it because the exhaust would blow the cut hair everywhere before it could be sucked up, so now I can put that in the "For Sale" Dept., too. Our favorite shop vac around here is the one that the exhaust blows upwards, but the switch has got to be fixed on that. Always something!

We found a leak on the screen porch, and ascertained where it was coming from, so we can fix that, when it isn't raining. Bobbiecat just loves to sit in that corner, but her blankie was getting wet. We have all the parts to make Bobcat a bigger bed for the porch, but the leak is right over it, so we didn't make the bed yet. The one she has now does not give her enough room to lay down stretched out.

Ray sanded a painted side table that is for sale, but it was really too humid to re-paint.

More quotes:

"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again." -George Miller.

"I don't think it is so much the actual bath that most cats dislike; I think it's the fact that they have to spend a good part of the day putting their hair back in place." - Debbie Peterson

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it." - Alfred Hitchcock

"Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don't do it." - Anonymous

Just a dreary, damp 'fix it' day

1 comment:

Mom of Bark+Bite said...

A yard sale is hard-hard work getting it all together! Hope yours turns out great. Think driving from North Carolina to Texas is to far to go for a yard sale? (LOL)