Spending time lately on repairs.
Our furnace had a new problem and was leaking. From the blue tank. One guy came out Saturday to help dry up the floor and another guy came Monday to put the new release tank on.
My watch band broke and I bought a new band. But I couldn't manage, even with a small screw driver, to release the spring bars that hole the band to the watch. So I looked online to see how much the right tool would cost. It wasn't much - under $5. Shipping bumped it up over $10.
Digital watches can be pretty inexpensive, but it just seems silly to have to buy a new one because the band breaks. It was so easy to fix with this baby.
My van's battery was dead when we got home after sitting at our
neighbors for almost
three months. When the ice that held the rear driver's side tire tightly to the ground melted, we jumped it, I drove it, and parked it. And a few days later it was dead again. So, with summer coming up I scheduled a service for the whole van and today we jumped it again and took it in to be serviced. I'm hoping to get some pre-bus Denali time in.
And the cold I'd fought down in LA, had lingered and flared up again. (Didn't want to be too graphic, so took this picture which I kind of like, but not sure how many people can figure it out.)
Dr. Schwartz, my incredible doctor for probably 30 years, maybe a few more even, retired last summer. I've been thinking I should meet the new doc before I really needed him. Wanted him to know who I was. And let him know how much Dr. S spoiled me. He'd already heard that from every other patient he'd inherited. Well, he thought I could heal without taking anything - my preference anyway - and so I have to start working harder to get rid of this thing. I asked to take a picture so I could remember what he looked like - that part of my brain that remembers faces is also in need of repair - and I promised not to post it, so I've photoshopped it.
And, finally, if I were still in my 20's maybe these jeans would be ok like this. But I think that's pushing things for a geezer. But they were really comfortable.
It turns out there are lots and lots of videos online that show ways to patch holes like this.
The one I first found used a spray adhesive and an iron. J took over this project and ended up with a liquid adhesive. These jeans have years left in them now.
There's more stuff that needs repairing or uncluttering or just doing which is making blogging harder - unless I blog about things like this.