animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

day off

This looked to be one of the last nice days of the year, so I took the day off in order to wrap up some things outside. I washed both motorcycles and both cars (I had to run to the office after lunch to swap vehicles) and touched up the rear bumper on my Highlander with some automotive spray paint (primer, paint and clear coat if you want to get specific). In between coats of paint, I raked all of the leaves in the back yard and put them in the compost pile.

After lunch, I took a well-deserved nap (yet I am still tired–I guess manual labor does not agree with me). After the nap, I went back outside and cleaned out the shed (so that we can put the motorcycles away before the big snow storm hits next week) and I rerouted two of our downspouts, one of which was connected to the sewer system and the other of which was connected directly to my rain barrel–I added a diverter to it so that when the rain barrel is full, the water will go through the downspout instead of draining through the overflow tube on the rain barrel. Nothing but fun for me today.

The rest of the evening, I’m just going to sit on the couch and watch tv, then read. Oh, and have a drink.