shim…

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moved the backyard wifi camera down a bit… also put a shim in so that it points down a touch more…

now it gets a little more of the area in front of the pond… may see critters as they wander past the pond, lol…

getting quite handy with the drill… no trouble to remember how to have it reverse when taking out the screw;-)…

what a pro…

roll…

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so pleased…

in January, 2020, after a visit with the kids in Ottawa, I put the paper towel roll away in the cupboard and began using cloth instead in an effort to reuse and not waste…

I replaced that roll in March of 2021… that was fourteen months…

yesterday I used the last piece from that roll… that is sixteen months;-)… doing better…

the old cloth napkins, face cloths and finger towels have worked beautifully and wash very well… and they were all extras that were in drawers around the house…

today I put a new roll in the cupboard and will see how long this one lasts…

I have been surprised at how easy the transition has been…

just a small change, but it makes me happy…

impossible…

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my Fitbit has been nearly impossible to read for the last while, so I went online and found directions to reset it, which was supposed to fix the problem…

followed the directions but it didn’t make any difference…

dug out my old one and charged it and added it in the app and happily it is working, even saved my steps… and I can see it, lol…

hope it lasts for a while…

blizzards…

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had the kids over for dinner…

we had steak and zucchini, which they barbecued…

mushrooms that my grandson cooked, even though it was his birthday;-)…

salad as well as twice stuffed potatoes, which I made;-)…

everything was delicious and we all enjoyed it…

then we went for blizzards

I haven’t had one for many years and it was delicious… I ate more than half of it before putting the rest in the freezer, lol…

sleepout…

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had a sleepout on the deck a few nights ago…

quite a few mosquitoes, so I didn’t go out until around eleven, and by then they were mostly gone… and there were none around in the morning…

this was my cozy little nest…

there weren’t a ton of stars, but the ones I saw were bright…

always fun to go camping, lol… and the washrooms are excellent;-)…

object…

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the squirrels run right past me when they are chasing one another and ignore me when I am on either of the decks…

apparently I have become just another object in the garden, lol…

and today we caught this red squirrel climbing up the inside of the slinky a couple of times to get to the bird feeder…

sure are smart little devils…

mystery…

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the other day I swept the steps between the pond and back garden so that I could walk along them in my bare feet…

yesterday I noticed that they were covered with dirt again…

today I watched the birds having dirt baths, all the way along the walk, lol…

solved that mystery;-)… and thinking there is no point in sweeping it again…

scum…

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spent the better part of yesterday and today working on the fish tanks… I’ve been thinking about how far I’ve come from the person who admired the tank, but had no desire to get my hands dirty… that was all for my beloved…

yesterday I used the pump (for emptying the hot tub) to remove the majority of the water that was still in them… then I removed the rocks and scrubbed down the sides… never leave a tank partly filled because the scum on the glass becomes rather difficult to remove, lol…

next I used the wet vac to remove the last of the water…

in between all that, I scrubbed each and every rock from the tanks… that took a while as I did it between reading times;-)…

rocks were placed back in, and then the hose brought in from outside to fill them up…

finally I put both pumps back in and got them working…

big job and it looks great…