Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 42 - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24
  1. #16
    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17,583
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    427
    Rep Power
    96

    Default

    Stragglers:
    1. Find camera
    2. Play with Mac apps
    3. Find digital scale
    4. Take a nap
    5. Put away sorted socks
    6. Water plants
    7. Knit
    8. Fling 25 things (1 dead pen so far!)
    1. Buy Trickee Treats
    2. Turn off misters to garden
    3. Exercise
    Today:
    1. Email photos
    2. Delete photos from phone
    3. Email sister re haircut
    4. Call my mother


  2. #17
    Registered User Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    18,444
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    I was going to just do one of the four pieces of the sweater set I've been frogging, that needed to be tied together at the end of each row, which was taking forever. But things started to click and I did all four. Then I couldn't stop myself and did the other four pieces while I was at it. So now all eight pieces are done. That's a relief. It's all very fine merino wool so each piece took some time to rip.

    I also knitted some more on the mitt and some on a wool cap, and rounded up some fluffy white yarn to use with the gray cashmere for my friend who will be having chemo. Not sure yet if I'll use that. I'm going to wait and see what I find at GW later this week.

    My husband took the rest of the week off so we can finish up some of the pre-winter must-do's. First up tomorrow is open the camper so we can get that winterized, and try for the millionth time to figure out where the mice are getting in. I sure hope there isn't any damage. We haven't had it open since June.

    The rest of the weekend will be fun jobs like taking the AC out of my office window. The thrills never stop around here...

  3. #18
    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17,583
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    427
    Rep Power
    96

    Default

    Stragglers:
    1. Find camera
    2. Play with Mac apps
    3. Find digital scale
    4. Take a nap
    5. Water plants
    6. Knit
    7. Fling 25 things (1 dead pen so far!)
    8. Buy Trickee Treats
    9. Turn off misters to garden
    10. Exercise
    11. Email sister re haircut
    Today:
    1. Do time sheet
    2. "Stress" puppies

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #19
    Registered User Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    18,444
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    Got the mitt done for my mom, so the pair is done and so is the capelet to go with them. Just have to block the capelet sometime soon and sew on some buttons.

    I also worked on a knitted cap.

    The kitchen floor got swept, by some miracle.

    My husband vacuumed out the furnace ducts and I replaced a board that had been taped over one of them with a vent cover, to keep the chipmunks out.

    We managed to move the gas grill from the side porch to the front deck. There really isn't any room for it on the side porch, since the deck we planned to build there didn't get built thanks to our idiot politicians. So that's another winter chore done.

    We set up the trailer today and I spent all afternoon laying underneath it, trying to figure out a solution for the mouse portals by the wheel well under the slide dinette. I built a partial solution and have to finish it tomorrow before the weather changes again. We did incur some mouse damage, so tomorrow we'll also have to take everything out of the trailer and sanitize. It could have been a lot worse. Most of the damage is in the screen over the dinette table. I hate that slide dinette and never wanted it. There really is no good solution I can think of, and I've been thinking about it for years, of how to keep mice out. It's just a poor design, and since the slide has to be able to move, nothing can be attached to the mouse portals to close them off. It's a huge problem.

    While crawling around under there, I also discovered the tires are cracking and checking, so those will have to be replaced next spring. Oh, well, if you want to play, you have to pay. Better it was discovered now rather than blowing a tire and ruining our rig.

  6. #20
    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17,583
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    427
    Rep Power
    96

    Default

    Stragglers:
    1. Find camera
    2. Play with Mac apps
    3. Find digital scale
    4. Take a nap
    5. Water plants
    6. Knit
    7. Fling 25 things (1 dead pen so far!)
    8. Buy Trickee Treats
    9. Turn off misters to garden
    10. Exercise
    11. Email sister re haircut
    Today:
    1. Clean livingroom

  7. #21
    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17,583
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    427
    Rep Power
    96

    Default

    Stragglers:
    1. Find camera
    2. Play with Mac apps
    3. Find digital scale
    4. Take a nap
    5. Water plants
    6. Knit
    7. Fling 25 things (7 so far!)
    8. Buy Trickee Treats
    9. Turn off misters to garden
    10. Exercise
    11. Email sister re haircut
    Today:
    1. Clean livingroom (one cage moved out so I can deep-clean rug)

  8. #22
    Registered User Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    18,444
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    Well, the trailer is clean once more. We modified the gaucho so the mice should no longer be able to get into it and the adjoining cabinet, where the silverware drawer is. I'm getting darn sick and tired of finding disgusting mouse messes on the silverware and having to clean everything up time after time.

    I used OxyClean and got most of the mouse stains out of the canvas. The worst one will be behind a hanging cloth pantry we use. Lucky.

    I sanitized every hard surface and washed four loads of bedding and other soft goods. Most of that will go in a big tote and be put back into the trailer for mouse-proof storage tomorrow.

    We stuffed steel wool into every opening inside the trailer where the mice might be able to get into a cabinet.

    Tomorrow, we'll be taking the trailer down and putting steel wool into the openings I can't close around the wheel well. We have been trying for three years to solve this problem and keep those damn things out, but so far, no luck. This is the first year they've done any real damage, and it better be the last. I did find two openings they may have gotten into, that we hadn't previously discovered. Those are now covered by the new parts I made yesterday, so I'll have my fingers crossed all winter in hopes that's where the problem has been.

    We only had three nights of camping this season, and we've missed our camper! It'll be hard to put her away (she's a Mustang, and her name is Sally) for winter without much use this year, but that's just how it goes sometimes. But it's sickening to open her up and see mouse messes and damage everywhere. I'm glad it's fairly minor though. I just hope next spring, she looks exactly like she looks right now, nice and clean and ready to go.

    I also knitted on a cap today and did most of a cuff on my husband's sweater.

    I washed a load of mouse-messy dishes and sanitized them in the dishwasher, and did a big bunch by hand, too. And sanitized the silverware drawer.

    Tomorrow's list:

    ~run errands.
    ~look for cool fibers in sweaters I can rip at GW.
    ~finish washing dishes for camper and get them put back.
    ~put all pots back in their freshly-washed cases and put them back in the freshly-washed dinette seat storage.
    ~get trailer totally prepped for winter.

    I'm already tired....

  9. #23
    Master Dollar Stretcher madhen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17,583
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    427
    Rep Power
    96

    Default

    Wow, SD, you were busy!! Great job!!

    Stragglers this week:
    1. Find camera
    2. Take a nap
    3. Water plants
    4. Buy Trickee Treats
    5. Exercise
    This week's thread:

    https://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...ml#post1571385

  10. #24
    Registered User Spirit Deer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota
    Posts
    18,444
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    It's a relief to have it done. The weather is very changeable here at this time of year, and putting together three consecutive sunny days in the mid-fifties is a gift, just when we needed it.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 52
    By madhen in forum Home and family challenges
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 12:13 PM
  2. Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 49
    By madhen in forum Home and family challenges
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 09:16 AM
  3. Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 48
    By madhen in forum Home and family challenges
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 12-03-2011, 06:14 PM
  4. Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 47
    By madhen in forum Home and family challenges
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 11-26-2011, 06:45 PM
  5. Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 45
    By madhen in forum Home and family challenges
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-10-2011, 10:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •