Sunday, October 19, 2014

What A Surprise Day

It was a nice morning but I thought it was kind of humid but didn't pay much attention. I was going to go out and take some pictures of the sky which was really cloudy but unusual. But I was into things around here and didn't bother.

The other day the wand to the  mini blind feel off. I guess it happened once before because it had tape on it. Must have used glue and the tape was to keep it in place. I poured more glue in the hole and tried to put it back on. Then the darn hook feel off and went behind the couch which I cannot move since the risers went on. Luckily I had a new blind sitting in the close for who know's how long. Figured it was time to change it out anyway. I got everything together and climbed up on the couch, took down the old blind and washed the window. I had to get back down and back up again to put the new blind up. Standing on a couch with old wobbly knees is not fun of safe for that matter. But at least it's done and luckily it was the same color as the other window.

Then there was the vacuum, it had a terrible odor and I was afraid I was going to have to through it away. So I took it all apart and I found these granuals in there and remembered using some packet of smelly stuff once upon a time. I guess they weren't meant for something that heats up. I located 2 filters and wash the heck out of them and set them to dry. Got a couple rags and washed the inside where the bag goes really good. When I went to get the bags these little packets feel out of the box. They are deoderants for the bag. I was a little afraid to use them but since they were made for it I opened the pack put it in the bag. Works great and so far the smell is gone. 

I went through the Neighborhood Watch stuff to get it together for the Pizza Party next Saturday.

Looked out the window to see a very dark grey sky. Then came thunder and pouring down rain. It rained for about 1 1/2 hrs. The electric flickered just enough to mess up all the clocks in the house. But it sure cooled down and it felt really nice. I just don't remember seeing any of this weather on the weather channel this morning.

I called the guy this morning about the Casita and asked him a few more questions and where was it located. He couldn't answer most of my questions and said he couldn't let me put water in the holding tanks because he didn't want them to be wet. So I told him never mind I wasn't interested. I don't know where he picked this thing up but he sure better figure out more about it so he can answer the questions. Of course he probably would lie anyway. I had said I was going to wait until Spring anyway.

Take a good look at this tree and tell me what you see

BTW, I put to bad reviews out there on the privacy tent and sent an e-mail to Texsport about their Hilo Hut

Good Night All


  1. Now that was a busy day, you should sleep good tonight.

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures, Jo. The bottom one looks like a sleeping hippotamus.

    You were very smart to pass on that Casita, I think. There are so many scammers out there, and he didn't pass the smell test.

    Have you looked at the smallest KZ Sprees? They are so cute.

  3. I see a witches face in a cloak LOL - BMW what we're the complaints about I was intrigued? ( from Australia)

  4. Good Morning John,

    I sure did and the chilly night was heaven for sleeping.

    Hi Sharon,

    I thought the bottom one looked like an old nag buzzard. But it is all in the eyes of the seer. But you missed the one on top.

    Yes this guy sure did NOT pass the smell test at all. Those KZ Sprees are really nice but way out of my price range. I'll keep looking. I have been thinking about how much more I can scale down on thing I bring.

    Hi Leslie and welcome all the way from Australia,

    You have the witch right. Under her I thought it was her sleeping old buzzard,

    I bought a privacy tent for showering and getting dressed in April of this year. The first time I used it a piece broke off that inserted into the side pole, this time all the support poles for the top which would keep it standing snapped like twigs and the material just shredded like tissue paper. This tent must have been in a hot warehouse for years and just dried out..
    I will go check out your blog

  5. Keep looking, as craigslist always has a few Casitas and Scamps.

  6. Hi Gypsy,

    Yes if it doesn't feel right then I know not to bother. I also need to rethink things I take along. I want to take a few more trips before I really decide on anything.

  7. Doesn't sound like he really wants to sell not being helpful is no way to sell...Love the photos in your post today...I def see the old Witch in the tree!!! Mini Blinds can be a challenge to put up or down so good job!