The good news: After tomorrow, I’m off until Tuesday! I got the vacation days that I wanted after all. It really was touch and go for a while.
The bad news: My pre-departure to-do list is frightening. A whole lot of stuff to get done and just this evening and tomorrow to deal with 90 percent of it. Ugh.
The better news: This means I can actually get something done around the house. As it stands now, working a minimum 50-hour week, I don’t have much time during the week, though I sometimes do things at night. Like last night. The mother did get the house scrubbed yesterday so I helped her put some things back and I put most of the new drains on.
I say “most” because some of them aren’t attached too well. They don’t actually fit over the elbows of the downspouts the way they should. So, I had to modify by drilling holes into the drain and the elbow and attaching with a small screw. (This after I fought for nearly an hour after trying to replace an ailing elbow on the carport side. D*mn thing. First I couldn’t get the old one off. Then I couldn’t get the new one on!)
So I ran out of daylight in properly attaching the second half of the six total drains. It’s been storming today. I sure hope the others are still in place when I get home!
I can’t let this day go by without giving a shout out to my dear friend (and poet) PB: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope it's been a fantastic one.