Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, I Love You

What. A. Week. Seriously.

Work has been like a cyclone. (Not a complaint, just an observation. I prefer it this way.) It’s left me neither time nor energy to do anything on the homefront all week. And now, I’ve got a couple other things to add to the list.

First, the mother is sick. She was down almost all day yesterday. I’ve not heard from her today so I don’t know if that’s good or bad. I’m hoping it meant she was finally able to sleep. Second, the dimmer switch in the dining room is broken making the light difficult if not impossible to use. I’m not sure if I’m qualified to change it o not; electrical is the one territory I don’t venture into if I can help it.

It finally stopped raining and the sun even came out today. However, it was cooold last night. So cold that there was frost on Ladybird’s windows this morning. That’s only the second time this fall so far. Luckily, it got up near 60 which it’s supposed to do again both Saturday and Sunday while also remaining dry, thankuverymuch.

I’m planning to crop with the MonkeyGirl tomorrow but Sunday I need to get my duff out there and deal with the rest of the leaves. I was assessing all the neighbors’ trees last night and about 75-80 percent of the leaves from all their trees are down. I also need to take advantage of the warmer, dry weather and try out some products I received from our friends at DAP. Stay tuned for more on that.


MonkeyGirl said...

I hope the mother feels better soon! I think my trees are done and I might just let the leaves go for a few more days to let them dry out so they are easier to pick up.

See ya in the morning!

Why S? said...

I hope the mother is feeling better. And I hope the weather cooperates for both your sakes.

Karen Anne said...

I have done minor electrical stuff. Changing a switch has been straightforward.

Just be 100% sure the electricity is off to the switch. Then note where the wires go to the old switch and connect them to the same places on the new switch. Be sure any bare wires are as small as possible, like just where they attach to the switch, and not touching.

The only trouble I've had is in my old house the wires were stiff and hard to bend.

Karen Anne said...

p.s. wrap the wire around the connector in the direction so that tightening the screw tends to tighten the wire, not work against the direction it's wrapped. Also first twist together a bare wire's "threads" if necessary to keep them from sticking out.

karen said...

I hope mom is better today. The pictures are great. We have leaves everywhere ours and our neighbors. One year our neighbor hired someone to rake and clean up his yard. Well they raked all his leaves in a nice roll all long the property line in our yard. I waited to see if they were going to come back to pick them up . But no. so I went out and racked them in a nice long roll back over in his yard. Where they stayed till the wind blow them back to my yard. Can't win. :)If I was nice I would of bag them up. But I don't bag my own. This year I might mulch them.

De-Blurker Kate said...

Hope the mother is all better. Also hope you & MG had a fun day yesterday. Good luck with the light switch, it sounds like Karen Anne gave really good instructions, especially the first step! Being as thorough as you are, I imagine your breaker box is well labeled.

I did my biggest yard cleanup last week before the rain hit, thank God. BUT, with all the rain, my Bradford Pear is starting to shed, even though it's just starting to turn its gorgeous maroon fall color.

Vicki said...

I hope the Mother starts feeling better soon!

We conquered the dreaded leaves this weekend, only to have more fall as soon as we were done.