It was warmer, Sunday through Tuesday, when it was raining. It went from 20's and 30's at night, back to the 50's. It didn't warm up during the day much, but at least it was consistent. Until Thursday, when the rain stopped. It got into the low 90's, in the sun, on the south of the house, but that only lasted for 2 hrs. After that, it dropped rapidly to the 50's, and kept dropping.
It was very cold again that night. And, from what I've heard, it's not going to rain through next week. I will assume that it will, therefore, be cold for at least a week. Brrrr, it's freezing tonight.
And, speaking of rain...when it started, and we had over 4", the burn ban was lifted, and people started burning their burn piles. I woke up on Thursday morning to a lot of smoke from somewhere...maybe a neighbor?
There was mist and fog still at that early hour, so the inversion layer caused the smoke to stay down on us. It was a very bad smelling smoke. Obviously some of it was some kind of trash (we can't legally burn trash here anymore.), and.....bologna?
I have no idea what a person could burn that would smell like bologna, but they did. I suppose it could be argued that it smelled like some kind of hotdog, but I lean toward bologna. It smelled like a cookout, mixed with a burning trash dump. Not good.
We have a problem with out septic tank. In the rain, it floated - quite a trick for a block of cement, and the seal broke, letting some silt in it.
We called the guy who owns the equipment that just did the work here, and he thought that we were somehow to blame, I think. Apparently they want us to fill it completely with water, to see if that weight pushes it down.
Ds came over after work, though he badly wanted to go home, and used his work equipment to 'shoot' it and see how far off it is.
He had also done that when it was first put in, because his boss let him certify it. So, today, he took the old numbers, and somehow, I didn't even ask how this time, he knows that it cannot have been anything that we did.
Still, to get the guy that the tank came from, it will cost something, because the other guy doesn't have the equipment to lift the tank, and replace it. I don't want to be responsible for that, so we're still talking it over...
Nothing can happen right now anyway. The ground must dry from the 4 1/4 inches of rain that we had first. It's not supposed to rain for a bit, so that should dry it out. *sigh*
As for the house roof/overhang/downspout damage from that truck, today the house builder dropped by unexpectedly to look for himself. He had a long talk with the guys, about that, and a wall for behind the generator house that we will be using. (It's actually a kind of shed that the guys put up already.)
He's going to email us a bunch of info, which is really nice of him.
He's not a young man, and it turns out that he went to school, not with the middle aged lady who owns the porta-potty company, but with her mother!
Since I wrote about Ribbitstilskin, 2 other frogs were found in the house. 1 small but healthy looking one, and 1 very large one who was on the living room floor not long after Mamou was there. I'm glad that they didn't meet up.
We put the small one in with Ribbit, to keep him company until we can let him go, and the larger one we put out.
The 2nd one that's in with Ribbit has been good for him. They hang out together, and sleep together. He's ribbited more since having company.
And, my mealworms arrived. Ds suspected as much when the little box had holes in it, lol! They are actually loose in a cloth bag.
They are being eaten with relish. At this rate, Ribbit should be filling out noticibly in no time!
We did find the larger critter barn. They seem to like it just fine.
My Christmas cacti, the ones that we got over a year ago as sickly, tiny, plants that weren't rooted, are big and healthy now. And, they are full of little buds! We will transplant them this weekend into larger, plastic pots. They look like terra cotta, but aren't.
That's about all from here! How was your week?
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