Hallelujah! It’s done, it’s done! — The pond project is complete. The water went back in the same day but I had to keep the fish in the holding tank overnight. My back isn’t speaking to me. Wait until it finds out that it’s participating in a fall clean-up project this week. It won’t be happy. Shhh!
Marathon man – The pond project was a lot of hard work, the kind we are not used to doing. The first day we finished the hard part around 4 p.m. so the beloved husband decided to mow the lawn. On the second day, he went biking. On the other hand, I tried to do work that didn’t require a lot of muscle movement like picking tomatoes and petting cats.
Silly Chippies — We had to remove the top stones on the pond. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle but harder because there are no features to match up. The top is different. Not anything you or I would notice. I have some chipmunks that have a condo nearby. They often scamper around the pond edge chasing each other. As I stood and watched, one misjudged a stone and fell in the pond. In a nanosecond he was out of the pond and continued the chase. I didn’t know they could swim.
‘Puter update – I spent almost two hours with Dell and 20 minutes with Microsoft. I also had to call Clickfree, my backup drive manufacturer. One thing is for sure, all of these call centers were not in this country. They spoke better English than they used to but the representative for Dell must have been new or slow. I knew some things that he didn’t. (Seriously, that is a problem!) I watched what he did to correct the problem. First he did the same thing four times (isn’t doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome the definition of insanity?), then he did something that should take a few minutes. I don’t know if he was milking the job for time but here at the other end I was ready to retake control of the pointer and get it done. I still have to google a lot of things. Definitely not fond of W8.1. Microsoft you blew it!
Sun puddles – No post is complete without a weather comment. The last few days have been perfect. Between projects, I watched each cat find a sun puddle to sleep in. They would move with the sun, sometimes sleeping here and sometimes sleeping there. What a life!