That is the basic weekend recap, chores on Saturday and then a baseball game on Sunday. You can stop here if the rest of the play by play bores you.
Doesn’t quite explain why its been a week since I’ve even thought of blogging. Just so you know, and not that you care. I generally blog on my 30 min dinner break at work. However last week I worked alone as my co-worker was out so the dinner break never happened, hence neither did the blog as I did not make time for it anywhere else in the weeks schedule.
We had a lot going on at home. The three little kittens are in our yard all of the time now. Sleeping under the jade plant during the heat of the day and even mewing at the door in the morning for food. I’ve picked up all of them, trying to get them used to people. I rubbed them down with a little peppermint last week to help with their fleas. I did treat our actual indoor cat and split the other dose in the package between the kittens mom and the other female in the yard. It seems to have helped. The only two not dosed are the males. The “uncle” if you will and the big male who has now been here for well over a year and still I haven’t gotten near enough to even touch him. He is a little more scarce now that the kittens are here. We are going to find out from our neighbors son what the intention is and then we will find them homes if need be. They are eight weeks old and we seriously have enough stray cats in our yard.
But playing with the kittens and being alone at work didn’t take up the whole week. I also got a bug in my ear to re-organize my kitchen. Shopping for baskets to store our pantry items in and effectively hiding them so there isn’t so much visually going on. I looked at the container store, target and then one morning we went to world market and I found some baskets that are working. I wasn’t sure at first and they still have the tags on them. But a week in I think they are working nicely.
There was also a day of shopping for a new washer and dryer. The unit we had was an industrial unit. It had been given to us from a friend who was clearing out stuff at work. We used it for seven years and it was used when we got it. Well last week when the load finished it was full of a powdery, gritty substance. Now we have super mineral water and thought it could have been a big deposit in the washer or pipe that broke up. But it was a lot. We ran the washer again and there was more, but also a burning smell.
So although it was not in our current budget, washer and dryer shopping we went. Consumer report book in hand along with measurements we bought a new set. We couldn’t just buy a washer because they were one unit and if something happened we would be replacing them both again. I did have to remove a utility sink however and re-pipe a drain for the new washer.
I chose Saturday for delivery and an a.m. time because, well for many reasons, one being get it over with and two it is hot in the afternoon and no one wants to be out in the garage then. Well the window was 7-12 and on Friday they called and confirmed 7-9.
We were up at 6:00 to clear out a path and remove the sink. At 6:40 they called to say they would be there within 30 minutes. They actually pulled up at 7:00 exactly and were gone by 7:40. They moved the old unit to the street for us and while we spent the rest of the morning organizing our garage and taking a very large load to the thrift store a neighbor who repairs appliances stopped and asked about it and ended up hauling it off. He had a hand truck and lift gate with him and we didn’t even have to help.
The garage looked great when we finished. We end up doing this about once a year as it becomes disorganized overtime. It serves as a laundry room, an extension to the kitchen for storage, the back up library and Lori’s drafting table is in there. When your in a small house you need to make due!
Sunday included a baseball game with my sister, brother, Lori and I. It was an Angels and Mariners game. My sister had received the tickets and this had been on the calendar for a few months. Plenty of time to get t-shirts and hats and show up at the Angels stadium fully representing the Seattle Mariners. Well except Lori, The Angels are her team so I made sure to get her a t-shirt to represent. Her team won! We had great seats on the 3rd base line and luckily for us, they were in the shade.
The rest of my Sunday was making dinner and food prep for the week. The week is going just as fast. Monday before work I went grocery shopping and we picked up a shelf to go above the dryer since we now have room. Today was spent doing a little weeding until it got to dang hot, vacuuming the house and washing my car.