Saturday, August 18, 2012
Day 220 of doing 10 minutes of exercise, not consecutive days
Chopping Wood 75 minutes 963 calories burned
We refinanced our house. We now owe $106,000 and have a 15-year mortgage at 3.125% down from 5%. Rodger paid off his pick-up truck so now we don't have a truck payment.
I had two coupons from the pool supply place and today I got $36 worth of free pool chemicals, a container of 10 slow release chlorine tablets and one pound of algae shock for free. I treated my husband to custard on the way home from the pool place. We also went to a Habitat for Humanity Reuse Store. It was fun to just be together looking at stuff.
This morning, the chimney sweep came to put a new damper on the woodstove pipe. He came during the week and told us we need a whole new chimney, that this one is not up to code. We have a pallet of wood near it, so today I did about half the pallet and stacked the split wood onto another pallet. I have 12 pallets of wood and the neighbor's father-in-law said he was going to bring some more wood by today, but he didn't show up. I set up appointments for the pets for this upcoming week
My friend came from Virginia and spent a week with us. We visited with some people she hadn't seen since she moved to Virginia thirteen years ago and we all had a cookout together.
I have been busy. My son's ex-girlfriend is leaving soon for college and we want to have a get-together with her before she goes. Her birthday is Monday. I apologize for not being on, but I don't move very fast any more and it takes me about three times as long to get things accomplished as it used to.
I have been using the dry erase board to list things we need to get done and then erasing them as they are done. I did the grocery shopping by myself the last time it was done and haven't been to the store for two weeks. I can get chores done, but then when I sit down, I doze off.
With all the rain Maryland has been having, I am wondering if we are getting the fall rains early. Usually the second week in September we have rain and then colder nights. I thought I was all set for winter until I found out about the chimney. I won't run short of wood, that's for sure, but we want to have the new chimney ready to go for this winter.
We had a new liner put in the pool and a new bottom put in it, then the pump motor was leaking water and we had to have it repaired. We haven't done that much swimming. We found a dead bat on the pool surface and I didn't put shock in the pool since nobody was swimming. That would have to be done, but it is no use to use up the chemicals if nobody is using the pool. There is a floater of chlorine tablets in the water in the pool.
I sure hope next year we can enjoy the fruits of our labor. This year it seems like we fix or repair something every month.
I am beat from working on the wood.