We had a dry week, as next week is supposed to be, as well. The officials here have said that the lake reservoirs are at the lowest point that they can remember for this time of year. That they are lower than 1977, when we had a big drought in the state. They are asking people to start conserving water now...
Other than that, the nights have been 20's - 30's, the days 70's - 80's...for a little while anyway.
We still don't know why the generator is going off at certain times. The air filter looks clean and dry to Dh, but there's blow-by in the chamber...oil. Ds will need to spend a little time with it.
So, I post and work on line as I can, then do offline work while waiting for it to reconnect.
I lost a writing file yesterday. I had it in a folder that had a name which I couldn't remember the first letter of. It had been on my desktop. I tried every letter to highlight it, but nothing.
Then, I opened every folder and looked for the folder to be in them, however improbable. Nothing.
After that, I looked through my start button, but couldn't find it in a search anywhere. By now, I'd been searching for 1 hr. but didn't want to give up and lost 3/4 of a project. So, I kept changing my key words, and all of a sudden I found something that looked like it, so I opened it.
Voila! But, where had it been? I went to save it, just to see it's origin, and it turns out that it was in a Dh folder....inside of a 2nd folder with some links in it that I'd searched for Dh. In a folder, inside another folder, really?!
The worst part is, the link folders are temporary. Once we've used them, I put them in the recycling bin. And, I empty that every day. The folder in the folder that it was in, was going to be deleted this weekend, whew!!
I don't know how my folder got into another folder, yeslet a folder in that folder, but I'm so glad that it was found, and it's due to be copied to my backup...today!
We had some trouble with the septic/porta-potty people last week...they did not show up, and came, instead, yesterday. That doesn't work, and it's not what we're paying for.
So, when the people came, Dh told them that. This was the guy who hit our roof, and he had someone with him...generally, they come by themselves. His answer was that it was the geologist guys fault, and that he was fired. Hmmm.
They were out here, on my road, the day before - Ds passed them when he was picking up his equipment, yet didn't stop here. I'm having a difficult time believeing that it was that persons fault, for several reasons, one being that, when they didn't come after the snow, the geologist guy came 2ce close together to fix it. I'm skeptical, but it's none of my business, as long as they do their job here...weekly.
The only thing that Dh will miss, are his visits with the geologist when he came. They used to talk about, and share, rocks.
I cleaned this week. One thing that I finished doing, which has been driving me to distraction, is getting rid of boxed. Some were ours, some were Ds's.
I sorted them, then made 4 piles: 1 to recycle, 1 to send down for Ds to use as he goes through the house, 1 for the escape pod, and 1 to keep.
The keepers were put away. I don't need a lot of them, but a few in various sizes for when I want to mail something.
The ones for down in the house were put down in a storage container.
The ones for the escape pod are large, and were flattened to sit along the side walls. We needed much more cardboard during out evacuation, and pieces that were much larger. So, I'm fixing that.
And, finally the ones to recycle. We cut the tape on those and flattened them, which made them easier to handle and store. They went with the other recyclables, and will go out when we make a recycling run. I'm really happy to have that job done!
We have had some medium sized earthquakes this past week. The first was a shaker, and startling. I looked for an animal scratching against my chair, but there wasn't one. Then, 2 days ago, there wass another that we didn't feel. That's a little too much seismic activity for my taste!
We found some beach-type shovels the others day, and had an idea that it would be nice for the baby if she had a sandbox to play in when she happens to be here with her dad for a few minutes.
We have the leftover redwood from our decking, and all of the other componants. I think that she's old enough to like it a little, and probably moreso as she gets a little older.
Hmmm, perhaps one of those boxes heading out for recycling should become her temporary toy box!
Well, that's all from this neck of the woods! How was your week?
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