Dryer drama resolved! Now I'll only line dry when I want to. :-)
After a good nights sleep we finally had the strength to move the dryer and take a peek behind it. Turns out the last guy just kinda shoved the hose on and hoped for the best. We could probably still use a clean-out but, after buying a hose clamp for about $3.50, I trimmed off the leaky & torn end of the hose and secured it properly. Hugslut pointed out that (other than cleaning) this has been the first repair or upgrade we've made on our house. 😊
These past few days we've crossed a few other to-dos off out list such as:
- putting a cover plate on a basement power outlet
- applying for our NS IDs
- reprogramming the lock code on the front door
- switching to a cell carrier with better coverage for our area
- buying and assembling a kitchen table and chairs
- installing the Tushy
- getting the garlic ready for planting
- applying for our NS health cards
- got some yard tools so we can edit the driveway a bit(more on that another time)
There was a bit of concern over the weekend when I identified a few insects in the house as weevils! I quickly threw all grain products in the freezer and threw a pic up online for further ID... turned out to be Rough Strawberry Root Weevils which are not a problem at all. They don't eat people food, or people. They don't even eat the house, they just wandered in lost.
This afternoon I tucked my pants into my socks and took a tour around the property dragging a white towel. I wanted to get a look around and I figured I might as well check for ticks while I was at it. (The towel dragging through the bushes and grasses gives the ticks something to climb on. White just makes it easier to check for movement.) I gathered 3 mosquito bites, a spider, two ants, lots of plant bits, but thankfully no ticks! I did get a bunch of pictures of plants on my walk.
(Although, I don't know what most of them are yet.)
|Never seen orange/red moss before.|
|These are BunchBerries. |
Technically edible but not usually foraged because they have no flavour and are gritty.
There are a lot more items on the list for this season like actually planting the garlic and clover, putting the headboard and footboard on the bed, getting up into the attic to measure what size of cover that one uncovered junction box needs, googling the owners manual for the generator..... etc.
Hope you're all having a great week!