weather · whatever!

Tuesday, temps and tremors…

Photo by Keenan Barber on Unsplash

It is not unusual to be hot and humid here where I live. Lately the temperatures and humidity have been in the high 90’s. We expect to be uncomfortable when out and about and depend on air conditioning to keep us cool. We also know that with this weather, there are rain storms, bad storms that cause damage, often with flooding and loss of electricity. Sometimes there is damage in the building where I live, but rarely anything major.

We also have earthquake tremors. Usually, the quake is so slight we don’t even know there has been any activity. But, last week two earthquakes midweek were felt and heard. The first one in the morning, I didn’t notice, but some folks in the building did. The second was in the afternoon, and I did feel the tremor and heard the rumble. Thankfully, there was no damage reported.

The storms bother me and the cats more than the tremors.
Is that weird?

life · whatever!

Thursday, thoughts…

The last two days have been somewhat frustrating. Nothing major or earth-shattering, but a pain in the butt stuff. You know what I mean. Things that need to be done, and that need someone who knows how to do them. Fortunately, I know a dandy handyman I can call.

#1 to do was to fix the garbage disposal. Seems it can’t be fixed and I need a new one. It has been broken for months and I have gotten along fine without it so I will remain disposal-less.

#2 thing. One day the dishwasher made a clunking noise and stopped working. Dandy Handy doesn’t fix dishwashers, he suggested I get a new one. It’s just me and the cats, so not a lot of dishes need to be washed, but I will be getting a new dishwasher. I don’t know when but it will be in the not-too-distant future.

#3 thing. The screen door on my balcony needed to be replaced. Dandy Handy came and measured, then went to Lowes to get the door. A couple of hours later, he came back and installed the door. Easy-peasy! But the piece of molding he got to replace the damaged one under the door wasn’t right, so he had to go back to Lowes and get the right thing. Of course, by then it was late afternoon, so he said he would be back tomorrow, which is now today.

He said he would be here in the morning, and he was. It was 11:30 when he got here, so officially still morning. He glued the molding down and put bricks on it to make sure it would stay in place until the glue dries. He will come tomorrow to get the bricks and to get paid for the work.

I like Dandy Handy, and I am always happy with the work he does.
But I hope I don’t need his help again for a while.