Just what you want to read during the 3rd Nor’Easter of March 🙂 If you are easily grossed out, please skip this post and just know that the tonsillectomy I had in November seems to have cured all my ailments and I’m back to 100% 🙂
So we had 2 power outages last week. And it totally never occurred to me that our sump pumps wouldn’t work… until my mom mentioned it. That was a total DUH moment for me! In the 6 years I’ve lived here we’ve never had a power outage lasting longer than an hour or 2. And never during a record-breaking storm surge.
Didn’t he stick his finger in a dike? Boy does THAT sound WRONG. But I kinda did it earlier today. We got slammed with a very wet and windy Nor’Easter today, with a 3 foot storm surge. I was very worried our basement would flood again!
They are definitely no longer babies! Up until recently our 9 remaining “babies” were all girls, but a few days ago one turned into a boy and 2 more appear to be heading that way. Apparently that happens with Molly fish, within the first 6 months or so, which is why I’ve been VERY vigilant. We don’t need more fish babies!
On Wednesday it was really gross out so I left work at 1pm and put in for vacation leave instead of trying to work from home. It gave me a chance to finish the bedroom AC box and hang it on the wall. This post also contains a short cat update at the end 🙂
The pictures pretty much speak for themselves, so I’ll keep it short.
My AC box covers would not have been possible without the inspiration I got from Jolie at VintageMeetsGlam.com. Last March I built the basic box frames for the 3 built-in AC units. That was as far as I got until 4 weeks ago when we had a super cold spell with strong winds approaching -20°. Insulated doors were needed asap!
Today was unseasonably warm – it got up to 48° which meant I could spray paint the 4 remaining door panels for the AC boxes – HOORAY!!! Painting the 2 green ones by hand was tedious and took hours and made my hand cramp up from jabbing a dry brush into every single hole to make sure no paint was stuck.
Currently 2 of the 3 AC Box frames I made last March are wrapped in plastic to keep the cold out. I never knew how much air blew in through our [in-wall] ACs until last week during the bitter freeze. Brrrr! It made me realize we need insulated AC doors asap so between yesterday & today I built all 3 sets.
OK. I realize there are many situations where 4 hours can feel like 14: a really bad first date, a half day meeting at work, shopping. But today I’m talking about cleaning the basement. I hauled heavy shit into the “dump pile”, I cleaning off shelves that haven’t been cleaned in probably 20 years, I vacuumed cobwebs off the ceiling, and I cut up more than 100 boxes for recycling. O. M. G.