September 22nd, 2006


Friday, September 22


Not icky outside... so I have to water the grass. :)
Believe me when I say, it's a big deal to water.

Working from home and getting loads done!

On the way home from work yesterday... I stopped in at Home Despot!! to hand over more cash.
I needed something to connect garden hoses together.
Work with me on this... (sigh)
I finally realized, I could only run one sprinkler head at a time without jacking the well pressure,
so I used this "roll up your hose" thing from the garage to by-pass the double sprinkler head system I had set up.
See... I ran a 100' hose to the first sprinkler, then out the other side of that sprinkler to a 50' hose and a second sprinkler.
So far so clear?
Ok, well to run just one head at a time... I had to buypass the "second heads" ... so this meant connecting the hoses to get the sprinkler at 150'.
You're probably at the end of this story already... however, the light was clearly not on in my head yet.

So off I go to HD... to get "hose connectors". I also needed new hoses and more sprinkler heads, etc...
But I wanted to be sure the get the right thing... so I get the orange bib guy in plumbing to ... um...
"show me hose-connectors".
As he shows me the wall of brass connections things...
OMG... what a tool. Um... Hoses... just... screw together.
gah! I'm sure I just flashed red as I stood there. bwaahahahahaha...

Anyways... the magic of serendipity... low and behold... the "display" lawn tractor is just being marked down.
Big mark down.
I start negotiating... and get 'em down by enough more to take the family out to dinner...
And presto... I own a tractor. Well, I will when I go pick it up... must rent a truck to transport. :)
13.5 hp... 42" cutting base. :)

~ black ftls
~ black T
~ beige p-z jeans
~ rotate sprinklers around yard...
~ get my primary report "up to date"
~ spend the lunch hour (late lunch) going to Home Depot to buy a tractor!!
~ I was still sleeping!
~ that whataboutjen ... finds what's lost.
~ for little miss...nerdular ... basks in the glory of the weekend.
~ and that honuhoney... finds her ER. :)


The shelf project. :)

... and now it's time to be busy.

ps. I actually thought Stevie Boy Harper (Canadian Conservative PM) gave a compelling speech at the UN. Warped and war pursuing as it was... still, ... compelling.

Survivor XIII Update!!!

Survivor XIII: Race Wars

I Got Yer Metal Culture... Right Here.

Where in... we are treated to the sight of Nathan being gelded, all of crew Asia Minor acting like they have pencils in their buts, and young, white and stupid arguing the merrits of being lazy. We are reminded that the Devil is in the Details... "Details" being just another word for OZZY! And Lord Jeff gets the shocker to end all shockers.

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Four things...

~ no tractor today. Wishful thinking that the "rent me by the hour" truck would be there... or even possibly available all day. However, the Handyman our builder assigned to the hood... has a truck and a trailer and he's gonna meet me at Home Depot tomorrow morning at ... sigh 7:30 to be first there and get the job done. I made a home for it in the garage. :)

~ I lied this morning. I didn' spend the day in the living room. I spent it on the screened-in porch. Percy sat on the iron table... I spread out my work and ... loved every moment of it. :)

~ my heart is very much with a dear friend ... her challenges are great and this is just a hard time. May you find the strength dear teasdale ... the strength to hold fast to the threads that bind you hear and let go only of the ones that simply must be released. Hold them greedily... miserly... for when the trappings of a life are stolen away, all that remains is the will to have it. And find comfort in the friends that understand... patience with the ones that don't... and faith in the good hearted souls that will care for your littlest companions. Peace dear sugar-tea.

... ok, fine... only three things.