#19 & #67 of 101 in 1001 DaysMonday, April 5, 2010
I hope everyone had a very nice Easter. I spent my morning in an amazingly beautiful park worshiping and celebrating the true meaning of Easter.
I really love parks and the woods, but my body doesn't. I have terrible allergies that cause me to have breathing difficulties. But even with a 100% pollen count, it wasn't all that bad. Gotta love the power of worship!
The start of my weekend consisted of running errands and knocking off two of my 101 in 1001 Days items.
#19 - Redo deck
This is the project I dread every other year. I repainted my deck two years ago and posted about it, here. It was horrible, but I saved a ton of money doing it myself.
This year, since I remembered the hard time I had last year, I braced myself for four days of torture. But, because I used the same color paint as last time it didn't require that much time or paint (I actually have an entire can of paint left). I got the entire deck painted in about 8 hours, spread out over three days. Not too shabby!
Unfortunately, I painted my deck on the week where our pollen count was 100%. So now, my brand new deck is covered in green pollen. I am going to rinse it off a little tonight and see if the pollen did anything to the paint. I really hope not, but if it did I have a whole other can of paint to fix the problem. :)
#67 - Have air conditioner and heater checked
So, while I was waiting for my paint to dry on Thursday I had the air conditioning repair man over to do a seasonal check on my air conditioner. I have been meaning to do this for awhile ever since my air went out two years ago during our 103 degree weather heat wave. The inside of my house was 90 degrees two weeks!
This happened before I had Daphne, but Drusilla was with me enduring the heat. I felt so bad for her. All day long she would lay in front of the air vent and look up at me as if to say, "Turn the the air on, momma"? So, every day during the hottest time of the day, I would put Drusilla in her carrier and take her for a drive in the air conditioned car around the neighborhood. She hates the car, but I don't think she hated it so much those two weeks.
The air conditioner passed inspection with a minor fix, but I found out it is the house's original unit and 15 years old. Yikes! Though it is currently working, it is just a matter of time before major parts start to break. So, now I have to make the decision of whether to replace the unit this year while the $1300 tax credit is in play or wait until the thing totally dies. Ugh, I don't know what to do!
I was also told that my heat, which is part of my air conditioner unit, is going and if it breaks might start leaking carbon monoxide into the house. Double Yikes!!! I won't need my heat until November, so it looks like that might be when I have to replace the whole thing to the tune of $6000! I love my house, but boy does it cause me sleepless nights.
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Crochet is currently winning, so I started to think about some new crochet tutes over the weekend. I think I have come up with a practical but interesting project. It is going to be a very simple pattern, but the interesting portion will be the "yarn". Should be fun!