So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
A few little things
It’s nice to be feeling well enough to get some necessary projects done. With my bum leg I was unable to make my way to the basement. The only access is from an outside door. Dragging my open wound leg through ice and snow was a non-starter. Tuesday I finally was able to get down there. There’s still about a foot and half of snow in the path. It had frozen hard enough overnight that I was able to carefully walk on top of it.
There were two badly neglected jobs that had to be done. The first was topping off my solar electric batteries with distilled water. I was much relieved to see that while the water level had dropped it was well within the normal safe range. That was a huge relief to me as I’d just purchased them last summer. It’s not really a good idea to spend a thousand dollars on a battery bank then totally ignore them for months.
I also changed the water filters while down there. When I first moved up to the lake I had no problem using the water directly out of the well. Over the years there’s been more construction and more year round residents. As a precaution I’ve installed a couple of full system water filters. The first filter is a coarse one for filtering out any sand or silt. The second one is a fine filter designed to take out any biological or chemical contaminates. It’s probably over kill, but that’s one less thing to worry about.
When the snow is finally all gone I hope to clean out a lot of stuff out of the basement. I’ve some jugs of waste veggie oil to get rid of. There are still other people around burning grease so they’ll probably be happy to pick some up. That will clear up some space. Then I’m going to haul a lot of junk out to the dump. If I haven’t used it thirty years I probably won’t need it in the near future.
Today I go in to get my nasty in-grown toenail operated on. It will be a lot less painful after that. By the time my toe’s healed up the snow pack should be just about gone. Then I can hit the ground running and catch up on other things.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.