Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Life was so peaceful just a few days ago!
I am never going to catch up it seems. I have almost completely given up on my exercise routine because there are so many interruptions the next few weeks.
There is a medium-sized sink hole under our garage slab, about 5 feet by 3 feet or so. Won't really know until the driveway brick is brought up, the cracked concrete apron removed and the guys go in and take a look. At first we thought it was a foundation issue but garage walls are stable. We discovered this late last fall and now finally getting the engineers report and schedule for the guys to come in an work on it in more suitable weather. It means everything against the garage wall gets moved to the center of the garage ... or out? It means hubby will be away and I have to handle this all! It means thousands of dollars nicked from our budget. Photos in the future if you wish.
Hubby informed me this past week that we are having company on Wednesday through Saturday before they both leave for the South Pacific. I had been cleaning out foods, since it was only going to be me for most of April, but now I have to gear up for at least three days of food to feed two hungry men. I am not going crazy and probably will buy some frozen lasagna and other pre-made stuff to carry me through until their departure.
I have not gotten one word from the County Extension person who wanted the presentation to the Council members. I will have to email him for more specifics, but since the short presentation (8 minutes) is the same day and 45 minutes away from my tutoring class I really want to make sure everything is copacetic (always wanted to use that word in a post). He is a rather strange man who always seems to be fearful of women...just my take on this.
Finally, I did get the entire first floor vacuumed, floors mopped and throw rugs washed. I was even able to run wet rags along some of the baseboards where spiders tuck under the woodwork. Winter bedding washed and put away and summer bedding out. Fireplace is cleaned and fire tools taken to basement. I have no energy to wash all the windows this spring as in past. Those double glazed frames are just too heavy. I am looking into hiring a service, if the budget allows.
Our three citrus trees have been moved out to the deck. We have predictions for nights in the mid to low 30's F, but not any freezing, so I think we are safe. Two of the citrus have blooms on them which means a second harvest! Deck is cleaned and deck furniture washed. Birds are not happy that I have reduced the feeders, but it is time for them to start looking for bugs and building nests anyway. While we were gone as bird seed dwindled an angry squirrel got into the feeder with the cage for smaller birds and ate out the plastic center core! It now sits in the garage looking forlorn.
I am exhausted, but there are still time-sensitive items on my list. If you can send some minions that are coordinated, I will be most appreciative.