Last week wasn’t a bad week weather wise. I got out on the bike several days in a row. But still very cold during the mornings and the evenings.
My Mr. Heater is on constantly and I’m plowing through the propane. Thankfully I have the adaptor to re-fill those little propane canisters, making it very inexpensive to have heat in the rig.
I saw that we were forecasted to have several days of rain and horrible weather so I got Bennie to the Groomers. He went from being a Dirty Desert Dog to a Dirty Farm Dog to a CLEAN MACHINE – at least for a little while.
Fresh from the Groomers with that silly handkerchief thing they put on his neck. That got ‘da flick right quick !!
Eegor (previously mis-spelled his name) and Bennie playing.
And then I decided to tackle re-stringing that blind that’s been broken now for about a month I guess. This will be the FOURTH one I’ve had to do. Am I that hard on these blinds !!?? The other three were the single ones – this was the first double blind I did.
I was at it for TWO DAYS !!
Taking down the blind and removing the decorative framing part was easy.
Then you get the supplies you need out and handy – plus the Instructions – which are USELESS !! I’d never have been able to re-string the blinds trying to follow those instructions. YouTube is the best as it shows videos from others who have tackled this awful job.
Then you lay it out on a flat surface and pay VERY close attention to how the strings are criss-crossed. I took a gazillion pictures – all to no avail. Still didn’t help me.
Off to YouTube I go and a video on there did provide some direction. But I still near lost my soul doing this one and I dare say a few “FOOIE’S” were said !!
Hmmm, OK so this is how it starts….
On the double blinds there are FOUR strings and they have to be crossed over a certain way at the top, the middle and the bottom…
I finally did manage to get it done but couldn’t get it snapped back into place. The brackets were behind a set of cupboards and very difficult to get your hands up there and feel your way around. Plus the blind was heavy. I eventually had to resort to asking for help and Joan (my Hostess with the Mostess) came to the rescue. With me holding the blind she was able to snap them into place.
Sure glad that job is done !!
My solar and batteries continue to be tested during these overcast and rainy days. I am VERY pleased to say that they are passing with flying colours. The lowest I’ve gone one night was 12.3 – which is 70%. Gotta like that.
I saw that my little guy was curled up pretty tight in his bed. That meant he was cold. So being the good Mom that I am, I put one of Nan’s quilts on the floor right next to the heater. He wasn’t long getting myself settled there. Now he’s very relaxed and warm.
AND I even had a real COOKED DINNER ! Haven’t had one of those since last Summer when I was at my Mom’s. Joan invited me to join them for Sunday dinner and I wasn’t about to refuse that !! She had her parents over also and it was a delight to meet them. Her Mom is such a cutie pie ! Dinner was a deee-lish roast complete with all the trimmings. Thanks Joan !
This morning I woke up to 3C/37F. Say it with me Folks – BRRRRRRR
But the forecast for the next week is looking awesome. Low to mid 20’s = 70 – 79F. Sure looking forward to that.
My new DELL computer arrived yesterday so now I have to figure out how to get all my files/pictures from the old one to the new one.