Monday, September 16, 2013

I love daylilies!

I tried to find daylilies at the Big Box hardware stores last week. The guys in charge of the nursery departments insisted that you can only plant them in the spring. I showed them online that in Arizona you can plant them just as well in the autumn. They both said the internet was wrong, wrong, wrong.

Stupid pseudo plant guys.

I found one common daylily at Walmart. Gonna order some fun ones online. Planted the daylily in a pot on the porch today. Even the green-ness of the foliage makes me very happy.  I lost all of my plants last year when my ankle was smooshed and I couldn't care for them.

I think I will do a planter out front with a crepe myrtle in the center and daylilies all around. Perennials are the way to go!

Take care, and hug a daylily!

Cathy B

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dryer repair day

Okay, so we fixed the dryer. Didn't need the meter. Really didn't need the tutorial.

It was a clogged dryer vent. Sigh.

Well, at least hubby has a volt meter and I have a lovely, functioning dryer.  I can't believe we didn't check that first. I went almost a month without it.

Anyway, I appreciate having soft towels and undies and sheets. I re-washed a bunch of stuff that wasn't as softy-squishy as I like. Yay!

Take care!

Cathy B

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Water, water everywhere...

Yesterday was Plumbing Day for us. The toilet in the master bath wouldn't stop running, so hubby replaced the tank innards. We have a system. I go get the stuff, he works with the wrenches and pipes.

We also had to replace the hose bib and water shutoffs in the back yard. That was more of a project. Same system. I go get the stuff, he works with the wrenches and stuff. Well, I handed him stuff as he needed it for this project.

The water bill should go down a LOT now!

It feels good to get things done around the house. Stay tuned for the next project: fixing the clothes dryer. I found a diagnostic tutorial, and got a new multi-meter. Hope it is something easy. I've been drying clothes by hanging them for the last 2 weeks. I don't like line-dried towels or undies. Too much info? hee hee!

Take care!

Cathy B

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The long, hot summer of the soul......

The post title doesn't really mean anything, but it sounds good, doesn't it? hee hee!

Today was supposed to be really fruitful, getting lots done. Yeah, right!

The day started with me at wally world, picking up just a few items. Debit card didn't work. Called the company and they said they couldn't even talk to me. The account was in my husband's name, and I evidently did not exist.

Drove home. Hubby had to come in from the workshop. He spent the entire morning trying to get it all worked out. Now I exist, and went back into town to buy the few items and pay bills.

Came home in an un-airconditioned car. In southern Arizona.  Hot!!! Maybe that's where the post title comes in?

Gripe, gripe, gripe. My hubby is so loving he did MY work in the shop, as well as his own. Told me to watch home improvement shows on Amazon Prime and relax.

Gotta love him!!

I am knitting washcloths and kickin' back. Tomorrow will be my really fruitful day.

Cathy B