Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Spring Winds Blow
This area contains the pumps and the filters for the pool. There was a shelter around it. Not an attractive sight, is it?
See all those cinder blocks? They were fastened to the metal building.
The winds ripped the screws and bolts away and took the structure on a little ride, until a tree stopped it.
Nothing much to salvage. This was a quick solution to house the pumps. Our deductible is $1000, so I don't think we will be filing a claim. We will be building a structure around the pumps. One secured to the ground, with doors that can be secured shut, so that the wind can't fill the structure and pick it up.
Somebody hit the pole, another repair .........
All the broken limbs and debris will have to be picked up, even the small sticks. Prevents blade damage on the mowers. There are 73 sites to be raked before the mowers run. That is my job. I do a section at a time. By the time it is time to mow, my muscles have become accustomed to manual labor again. This will give me the much needed stamina to hoe my raised beds and get my seed into the ground. Winter is over ........
As much as I would like to get started on my raking and limb removal duties, the strong winds today are keeping me inside. The wind has been a nuisance all week. The Internet signal seems to be erratic and I am rebooting several times a day. I have plenty to do inside.
The bathroom is nearing completion. The bath tub drain is still leaking and the wall in the room behind it remains open as my plumber extraordinaire ponders and piddles around with it in between calls to help stranded motorists. You will recall that this began in January. But, the good news is that I can shower at will in the privacy of my own bathroom. I can brush my teeth in the sink and I have my very own hi-rise potty to sit upon. All that's left is caulking and baseboards. Along with paint touch-ups and installing towel rods.
Next project is a wall to isolate the living room from the living quarters before we open up the wall to the store area and add it as more retail space. I will need it to display all the efforts put forth in my sewing room. I finished 42 dresses so far and a dozen skirts. I will be adding to the sock monkeys and am trying out some other animals, too. I will post pictures of my new retail space and the bathroom soon.
In the meantime, what am I doing sitting here? I have work to do!!