WEEK 22 2019
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Saturday - Warming up again, with lots of
vertical development (but no rain) in the afternoon, just like the past few
AH and his son T came by in the morning, and we used the little electric
paint sprayer to get a coat of paint on the eaves. It took a while to
get a rhythm going - I've never used one myself, but evenutally we were able
to do about 3/4 of the eaves before knocking off for the day.
I was beat afterwards, despite A doing the hard part. It makes my back
ache just to watch him twisting on the ladder to get up under the eaves - he
was exhausted himself!
There is a spot I can't do right now - birds nesting in the eaves, and a bit
of work on the southeast corner, but it's much better than it was.
Friday 31 May 2019
Thursday 30 May 2019
Thursday - It
is warming up, into the low 80's today. Moderate winds in the afternoon.
I power washed the house and eve's again, and hope to get some painting in
on Friday or Saturday. AH said he'd come over and help with the
I brought some cat grass in for them - they all munched down, and somebody
had a good brisk vomit in one of the other rooms. It always affects
someone that way the first day.
Book #22 was Blood,
Sweat and Pixels, by Jason Schreier. Schreier goes into the
difficulties that video game designers and builders experience, with some
behind-the-scenes information and interviews. Very interesting and
I'm not a game player, but I recognize many of the issues that the companies
and individuals encounter.
Wednesday 29 May
Working away on this and that around the house. Trying to get my brain
back into the app again.
Tuesday - A pleasant day.
I went for a short walk, about a mile, the first in a week due to the winds
and rain. It felt good to stretch a bit.
Then it was laundry, bills, and household chores - quite a number of tasks
that have been neglected in the last week for various problems.
One interesting thing was that when I went out to water plants the new sun
shade was on the ground. I assumed that the winds had torn out the D
rings from the cloth, but not so. Upon inspection the sail was fine,
it was the tension turnbuckles that had unwound and come loose, they were
actually laying on the ground nearby, screws separate from the body! A
dramatic illustration of why all fastener's on boats and planes are safety
wired. In this case it was the unrelenting vibration of the sail from
the continual storm force winds for the last week that caused it to vibrate
loose. Since these are just cheap units from Home Depot they don't
have the appropriate holes for safety wires, but I'll think of something.
The tomatoes and cat grass seem quite happy with the inclement, but not
freezing, weather that we've been having.
Apropos of bad weather: there are reports that multiple tornado's
touched down around Dayton, Ohio. Early reports are that the Air Force
Museum is fine - it would be a tremendous loss if that was struck.
Monday - Memorial Day.
Home Depot was having a sale on paint, so I bought some tan exterior paint
and some primer. I also picked up a Ryobi ONE+ 18V jig saw, to finish
making those standing desks. I didn't even bother trying with the old
Black&Decker jig saw, hands down the worst saw I've ever owned.
I went over to my brother M's place for dinner - steak again!! Woot!!!
Sunday - Cold and a bit wet again. It's
odd to have rain this late in the year...but not unwelcome.
Did some shopping with S in the morning, picked up some steaks and stuff.
R&S and I went over to dinner with C at her new house. It's in
Quartz Hill, and seems very nice.