had Sunday off together and decided to putter
around the house, it was lovely. The mosquitoes
have diminished in their numbers and tenacity,
so that being outdoors is possible during
the day. We enjoyed the sunshine, the breeze
and the hot but not humid weather. Attila
managed to fill the woodshed with next winter's
fuel, closure on that part of the process.
He is poised to begin splitting and stacking
our contingency supply for the lean-to at
the back of the house.
While Attila was busy with his ax, I baked a loaf of bread in the screened in porch, using an extension cord and my Nesco roaster oven. It was fun, and the day was warm enough that I could set the bread to rise on the table in the porch before baking it.
At the same time I opened up the trailer [Argosy, Airstream, OLD]. What a mess. Moth balls do not discourage rodents! I found one very dead mouse in a trap and all kinds of mouse droppings and chewed fabric pieces. Some sort of animal had taken up residence for the winter in the air conditioner of all things. We'll have to open that up from outside, clean it out and secure it with protective wire netting. I really don't want anyone sleeping in there until I get the air conditioner sorted and sterilize the whole interior with a bleach solution. I will be airing it out daily until the smell of moth balls has departed.
To make the first pass on cleaning the trailer, I donned over clothing, an old shirt and a very loose pair of trousers. A breathing mask finished off the outfit. It took several hours and a lot of sweat to get the obvious layers of grime and debris cleaned out, but now the deed is done.
We ended the evening with an episode of Northern Exposure; after which we turned in for a night of well earned rest.
|RECIPES :: Cast
My camera batteries are dead again, not thinking ahead I'm afraid. Mea culpa!
On The Screen
Dinner at Seven Thirty Episode
By The Easy Chair
"Solitude would be an ideal state if one were able to pick the people one avoids."
Karl Kraus (1874–1936)
19 ° C
Wind: SE 11km/h
Relative Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 100.82 kPa
Visibility: 8.0 km
Ceiling: 100 ft
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