First, I've installed two ceiling fans in the living/dining area. It's 80 outside, I just came back from getting lunch, and the downstairs is comfortably cool. Without the A/C.
|Installed and working!|
This started out with a friendly notice from the boro that my water usage was higehr than usual. The hot tap was leaking, enough so the the faucet was hot to the touch. So, off I go to get a new faucet set. When I got home and crawled underneath, I saw things I did not want to see - a tangle of water lines, set screws, and what looked like solder. Command decision - remove the old sink in toto, and replace w/ new.
I won't bore you with the tale of the sturm und drang needed to remove the add-in shelf so I could get the drain connected, required by the offset drain configuration. Nor will I talk about the holes drilled in said shelf so that the water supply pipes could be run thru them and then soldered together. I mean, who would ever want to replace a sink or need to move anything, right?
In happier news, those are tomatoes from the garden.
The last major thing is getting the new room finished. "Finished" is still a ways off, but progress abounds! I've painted the ceiling and three walls, scraped the windows, and taped them off so I can start painting them.
|The almost-but-not-quite-corner. This shot does give you a good sense of what "Modern Grey" looks like|
|This is a test. I'm painting the inner part of the frame Modern Grey, the rest of the frame and sill white. If I like it, I'll do all three the same. If not, plain white.|
|One window, taped for painting. I wound up putting filler along the left side, between the wall and frame. Sand tomorrow, then wipe down and paint!|
|Benny came in to inspect. Notice that the debris is gone!|
And, in the midst of all this, we have a new resident. She showed up on the neighbor's porch Sunday evening before last. I thought she was a kitten, but when I took her to the vet, they wanded her and found out that she has been chipped, her name is Ramen, and she's 12!
I haven't heard from the owner, but I did talk to the alternate contact, who seemed put out by the whole experience. So, it's looking like me, three dogs, and three cats.
|(She can be shy at first...)|
|Ramen T. Cat|
Her right ear is 'cocked' to almost horizontal, due to a large mass at the base of the ear. It looks like it had been treated, or at least biopsied, because there is a shaved spot, and a nicely-healing cruciform wound.
She's a little bitty thing, weighing in at only 5 lbs. And I think she has Nadia on the run.