mnp13 wrote:After spending 20 minutes (yes, literally) using the shop vac to eliminate every spider web that I could reach, I finally (after four and a half years) got a good look at the insulation in our attic. What insulation in our attic you say? Exactly. What insulation????
Just what I wanted to have to spend an entire day researching... how I'm going to spend hundreds of dollars and an entire weekend crawling around in fiberglass batting. Oh... joy.
On the bright side, we could literally make that money back in savings over the next five months, since we spend about $400 a month in gas - most of which is evidently going right out the roof.
And I did get to see the truly amazing construction of our house - the planks that support the roof are 18 inches wide, and the beams are all hand notched. It also appears that when they ripped off the coupla they used the original roof to cap the hole, so when I put it back on, maybe I'll be able to use the original roof again!
LMM wrote:We pulled two bonded brothers out of RAS last week. One has three legs and the other is his support system and protector, very cute. Apparently right before we picked them up there was someone that came from a ways away to see them. She was practically crying begging the shelter to just let her adopt the two after they told her they were going to rescue. They left with us and she later contacted us. She literally harassed the crap out of me trying to get me to circumvent our procedures and just let her pick them up. I then find out she happens to know one of our old fosters who moved out of state, great foster. Still doesn't mean we skip our processes. I politely tell her we cannot do that but we'd be quick in setting up their home visit and vet check. We do her home visit and vet check, all is well, do a meet and greet with her daughters and they are approved.
Fast forward to this morning, she changed her mind and doesn't think they are financially ready to take the two dogs on. Well good thing the shelter didn't let you just take them then huh? I mean, I appreciate that they gave this a lot of thought and not being ready but holy hell, she literally sent me novels in email trying to get us to just give the dogs to her and now this? Yeesh.
the neighbor's nasty shih tzu has gotten into MY yard twice today...and tried to bite me.
mnp13 wrote:Bathtub - go to a plumbing store (not HD or Lowes) and get acid cleaner. It's about $25 a gallon, and will clean just about anything. However, if your pipes are in bad shape, you can end up finding out that the clogs are what are keeping them from leaking. However, if you have already tried drano do NOT use anything else except maybe a snake you'll have a serious and very dangerous chemical reaction.
Furnace - what's it doing? Or not doing as the case may be.
Next door neighbor's dog - maybe leave Inara out there for a bit?
Jumping fence - back ties for self corrections are my favorite.
And try to have a good day... or a good bottle of wine.
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