Thought I'd better put up a quick post in case you wondered whether I'd fallen off the edge of the earth. In fact, I'm still going gung-ho with the building projects and home repairs. Plus we've had family visiting from South Carolina.
So far I've finished an outdoor table and a couple of benches, along with the pair of sturdy sawhorses. I still have another larger table, a couple of smaller ones, and at least one more bench to go—with a few other similar items being muddled around in the back of my mind. Simple stuff, though there always seems to be a tool or piece of material—a longer 5/16 inch drill bit, another 1"x4"—needed to do the job, necessitating a run to the hardware or home-improvement store.
The other day, Myladylove and I decided to take care of a leaky sink drain in the kitchen. All we planned doing was disconnect the pipe below the sink, remove and clean the fitting the strainer basket sets in, then put on new sealant and re-seat. Simple. A half-hour, tops. We began at noon.
However, as is too often the case with plumbing jobs, one thing led to another. We finished sometime after midnight, having disconnected and reworked every inch of pipes and fittings, from sink to the outlet leading to the septic tank—had suffered various injuries, had a couple of minor fights, were sore, hungry, filthy, and exhausted. But the drip was fixed.
BTW, the swallowtail butterfly on the magenta zinnia pix was made yesterday—a "grab" shot as I was coming inside for another tool to finish my bench.