I got out my pedometer and messed with it, to see if it really seems to work. I set the stride length on 7', and shook it 75 times. Sure enough, it read .1 miles. So now I'm wearing it. I'll report when I hit a mile of everyday activity. ;) I should get lots of mileage at Universal...
I actually worked outside! I got started while I was talking to Wolf on his lunch, and then continued, while listening to talk radio. (I even resisted the temptation to listen to my Anna Russell album before the trip.) Flar fixed a sandwish for me while he was eating lunch, so I could eat without any work once I got back inside.
The froggie is spitting at a healthy volume again. I didn't touch the moss, but I got rid of lots of stringy algae, mud, sticks, leaves and walnuts. I pulled apart the filter, pressure washed the innards and repopulated it with flakey goodness. Then I stuck the pressure washer into one end of the supply hose to blow out the muddy buildup, then put the filter bucket all back together and sunk it in the pond. The water was still quite muddy when I left it, but that should clear up in a couple of hours of running time.
I should pull the top screen from the filter and clean it again in a month.
I think I'll wait 'til we're back from Florida to buy new anachris, water hyacinth, and maybe a couple of fish.
There's lots of grass peeking through the sod area; I hope I cleared the tree debris soon enough for more to fill in. There's a chance of showers on Friday, so I'm going to work in the flowers gardens and spread grass seed tomorrow. Quitting now meant time to eat lunch, sort and fold laundry, and get out of here in time for some errands.
Monday - Pink
Tuesday - Orange
Wednesday - Yellow
Thursday - Green
Friday - Blue
The Weekend - Purple
Caught up PDA hotsyncing
- Update Quicken:
Entered receipts, checks and deposits
Entered credit card receipts
Posted new bills
Talked to Flar about which bills to pay
Put together stuff for post office
Called Farmer and arranged for someone to bring over hay to spread over grass seed
Picked up my car at Powers
Forgot to retrieve Tigger's LEGO project from Ro & Knight's, where he left it
Made baked chicken, Lipton's noodles and honey-butter carrots for dinner
Watched Lucky Numbers, a very silly movie with John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow & Bill Pullman
Read Ozma of Oz
Made reservation at Medieval Times
T's school play
Picked up Universal Tickets at AAA
Sorted dirty clothes
Fed the machines
Folded & put away towels
Folded and put away Flar's whites
Lost a game of Scrabble
Made grocery list
Got dog & cat food
Tigger cut more balusters Dinner: Battered Fish Fillets and Mac & Cheese
Scrabble with sydb42, roina_arwen & canuckgirl
Sydb's net connection went down, so I was up against the power players all by myself.
Canuckgirl almost caught up with Ro, who took an astounding early lead, with a bingo.
Finished Ozma of Oz
Phone call with Wolf
Therapeutic chocolate kisses while updating live journal in bed
Raked yard and sidewalk at back door.
Cleaned out Water Garden
Bank: get cash for trip
Radio Shack: pick up a universal car charger
Wal-Mart: pick up embroidery floss for cloak, waste cloth & muslin
Get car washed
Clip & Sort coupons
Take Tigger to first week of gymnastics class
Help spydielives alter her dress
Print double bowling forms
Bowl; turn over records to Prez or Grace for next week
Prepare soil for flowers by garage and back of house
Spread flower seed and mulch by garage and back of house
Spread grass seed and straw on bare spots in yard
Take Tigger to optician: temple for his glasses came in
Fed the machines
- Sort clean clothes
- Fold & put away towels, linens & work towels
- Fold & put away my clothes
- Fold Flar's clothes
Washed and dry cloak material
Pack for trip to Florida
Print sign-out sheet and hand-out for Chess Club
Set all the clocks forward, so Flar won't be responsible for it.
Pack the car
Go to sleep early
Drive to Macon
Drive to Orlando
- Tigger cutting the balusters
- Lumber Yard
- Home Depot