That sounds very pleasant...except for your sparrows, of course. I can't wait to have a porch, but I still throw open everything...windows, doors, etc. when it's warm out. It makes me happy. :-) I get the warmer air, the extra light, can take advantage of the breezes, etc. As long as everything is closed up by 4, or 5 at the latest, depending on the weather, as the temperatures drop fast. Very much like the desert.
And, I can still watch the birds, etc.
That's what I do. We had an egg the other day which tipped up. Not really floating, but trying to. So, it was not put into the 'fridge.
My nests are at the post office waiting for pick up, but...
Ds got a new bed for his truck. He got an amazing deal from a private party in the middle of nowhere on the coast.
Since I wondered why he wanted another one, I'll tell you, too, since you might be wondering:
A - A few years ago a slimeball neighbor...sorry, but true...hit Ds's truck, and said that he would pay for the damage to the tool boxes, bed, and door. But, he didn't.
The ins. co. wouldn't pay for it because of the commercial bed. However, with a deductible, and a regular bed, they will. And, there's no time limit. I mistakenly thought that it had been too long.
B - By having a heavy commercial bed, he not only had to stop at the scales when open, but his tags are $400. (ouch) more than with a lighter bed. That means that the new bed will pay for itself in the first year.
So, he had to take time to go and get it. The boss likes that he can get new boxes for it, and carry all but the most expensive part of the equipment...rods, batteries, their special surveying thingy's with their code # on them, flags, etc. etc.
But, first he had to go to Ukiah where a kid that he used to work with at the steam museum has a lift. Apparently, his bed is so heavy that 5 guys couldn't walk it around. Then, out to Gualala he'd go.
Removing the bed, however, took 4 hrs. and then the man said that he was cancelling anyway for some type of meeting. The man must be there, as he's putting the bed in place with a small excavator. They are saying that 2 people can move this bed, but not Ds alone, of course.
Now he has no bed. The police take a dim view of that.
He made it home last night, but must get it today.
Here's a nasty little catch, though. The new bed doesn't have the part where you put the gas in. So, he cannot fill it with gas until that is gotten, either 2nd hand from a junkyard, or new...which is not a stocked item, it must be ordered. Uhm, what happens when he runs out of gas?!
And, it's 2 1/2 hrs. there, and 2 1/2 hrs. back. Eegads.
The only other bed that he found was even farther...Sacramento, and for quite a bit more. Also, he likes this one because of it's condition, and the fact that it's got a sprayed 0n bed liner.
Meanwhile, he has to build a 2nd porch and deck at his place. That all pretty much leaves the mail at the post office, and no real time for my projects for a while.
I'm not complaining, just saying. It's hard to understand what all is taking up the time, aside from work, until the details start to come out. I'm glad that it's not me dealing with this problem.
We did get more bricks, btw. Someone working there with heavy equipment offered to put them in the trailer. There are still some there...mostly the best condition ones, of course, lol!...but there's no way to get them now. If they are still there in a week, or two, perhaps. But, they are putting a lot of stuff out to be carted away. We'll see.
Sorry such a long story.
I understand what you mean about the bbq. It can make your mouth water, but when there's fire danger... At the beginning of fall, I cringed when I smelled fireplaces.
Oh, that sounds perfect! :-)
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