Elimloth (elimloth) wrote,
Elimloth
elimloth

Back in Kirkland

First, Skyote was great. I ran through the usual diagnostics, checked the batteries, checked the generator's oil level, retightened the flex pipe onto  the exhaust pipe, swept the dust off the genset floor, dug a new compost pit next to the previous now-full one - this will make nice and rich topsoil for the garden next year. I walked road and cleared all thestorm drains. They were covered but by only a thin layer of debris, which would have washed clean in a good storm. I also walked the northern loop, a dirt fire road that winds around the mountain and back to the house. The water bars needed some maintenance, so I rechanneled them. In one section, I had to unsnag the telephone cable from a few downed trees. Another larger tree blocked the road further up, but the nicely sharpened chainsaw quickly cut up the tree into fireplace sized logs. The french broom is everywhere. It looks like I need to assemble a work party to pull it all up soon. This is a great time to do it with the wet and soft soils making it esy to uproot them by hand.

I had one clogged gutter which I will attend to in a couple of weeks when I return. Meanwhile i need hire a tree crew to top a few of the close-in trees that have grown tall enough to shade the photovoltaic panels.

Now, Kirkland maintenance is in store. I have to go get parts to seal the garage door - too much cold air is seeping underneath it. The downstairs toilet is rocking a bit, so I have a new seal but I suspect I'll have to do a bit of floor repair too.

Life continues.

Subscribe

  • My Recent Projects

    I have been busy in RL working on home maintenance. The 16 year old batteries that power my house at night have come to the end of their life, wit…

  • Quiet wanderings

    An email from livejournal, the company, wanting me to take a survey. Its questions slanted toward FaceBook style social networking. Interesting. Why?…

  • The Nomads of the Net

    A point in no-space, expanding outward rapidly, however one measures that in a dimensionless expanse. Space forms, and connections arise, reminding…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments