Dateline January 28th:
General: I’m proud to say that all of my Christmas decorations are down, sorry to say that only most of them are packed and ashamed to say that none of them have been stored away yet.
Decorating: The “baby room” is emptied, spackled and taped – ready for painting. The paint has been purchased (Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua) but Sami isn’t feeling well and I haven’t had the nerve to tackle a paint job by myself in years. Let’s just say I wouldn’t last long. I’m getting sick of myself.
Outdoors: During preparation for Hurricane Irma last September, we put the NJ birdbath into the shed and it remains there to this day. I’m getting ready to return it back to the front of the house but this time I’m going to put it between the 2 palm trees ass-end towards me so that I can enjoy those little concrete butt feathers whenever I look out my office window.
UPDATE: I did mange to wrestle the pieces of the bird bath out to the front. Not only did I bust an actual gut doing it but I may also have detached a retina. It’s stumpy little presence belies how unbelievably heavy and awkward to handle each piece is.
In order to make it appear more the height of a standard birdbath, I put it up on some spare wall blocks that were hanging around in the garage, plus the red concrete log slice that came from NJ with it. It’s too much. I’ve got to get rid of one layer of base but am unsure which one? The concrete blocks will darken as they weather to match the ones that were here when we moved in, but the log slice has always been part of the bird batch set up and the color matches the red rubber mulch stuff. What to do?
Outdoors Part B: Have I mentioned how much I love that solar pool blanket? We put it on 5 days ago and the water temperature is up by 9 degrees during a dreary weather week with only one full day of weak winter sun.
Shopping: GOD BLESS THE DONALD TRUMP TAX CUTS Let’s go shopping! Here’s what I’m shopping for at the moment:
- more bathing suits
- an automatic dish soap dispenser
- boiled linseed oil
- hot pink Huggable Hangers
- I’m thinking about these dusk-to-dawn light bulbs for the outdoor fixtures on the sides of the garage door. Anybody have any experience with these?
Domestic details: 100% uninterested in any kind of housework beyond doing laundry. And even then I only like to wash things but I don’t like putting them away. Maybe I have SAD. The weather things say we’re going to have 10 hours and 21 minute of daylight today. No wonder I’m droopy.
That’s the news. No wonder I don’t have any readers left, let alone commenters save for the very few old faithfuls. I don’t blame you.