|Definitely Sweater Weather!|
It was almost 61F in the family room at 11:00 a.m., this morning! Yes, I was wearing a sweater over a blouse, and I went outside, where it was 73F, and walked for 10 minutes to warm up! Today's afternoon high was 75F and I sat outside for a few minutes as it was warmer outside than in! Eventually, the house warmed up to 68F!
Dancer had a good night and I didn't find any throw up when I woke up and he hasn't had any issues during the day, today, either. He spends a lot of his time sleeping, but, that's normal for cats, isn't it?
Today, in the morning, I payed my gas bill and scheduled a safety check for the furnace/heater. The earliest they had available for such a non-emergency/routine service was on Monday, November 7th, which is reasonable, I think.
M was here to tend to the garden, today. As usual, we spent a few minutes just chatting before he started on the garden and I mentioned that I am having the plumber come out, tomorrow, to tend to the bathroom sink faucet, to see why the water flow suddenly stopped. He asked me if the faucet had an aerator and if I had checked it for debris. Yes, it has an aerator and I had wondered if it was blocked, but, I couldn't turn in although I had tried. He asked if he could take a look at it, opened it with the help of a pair of pliers and yes, the mesh inside the aerator was clogged! He cleaned it and put it back and we have flowing water, again! Woo hoo! Nothing was wrong with the faucet, itself! I'll still have the plumber come out because there are the other issues with the slow draining tub and the faulty diverter in the shower, etc. They are inconveniences I have been putting up with and tolerating and if you were to look around my house, you'd see that I am very good at tolerating inconveniences!
In the afternoon, I cleaned my daughter's bathroom (the slow draining tub is in there). Since my daughter is not at home right now, no one is using this bathroom and I haven't been cleaning it weekly. Well, the bathmats I had in there had a rubber backing and during the hot summer, the rubber backing had melted and glued itself to the ceramic tiles on the floor! When I pulled the mats up to wash them, parts of the rubber backing remained stuck to the floor. I tried to vacuum it up, but, it didn't do anything. I tried to mop it, but, it didn't do much, either. I took a brush and scrubbed at it and that helped a bit. Finally, I took a big kitchen knife and scraped the stuff off and used a piece of melamine foam ("Magic Eraser") as well! All that scrubbing and scraping warmed me up and I even removed the sweater I had been wearing! LOL. It also tired me out! I was too tired to do the vacuuming I was planning to do!
I rested after that and watched the evening news. Then, I had to put my sweater back on because once I had stopped scrubbing, I got cold, again! And I had a mug of hot cocoa instead of my usual evening cup of tea.
Later, I ran the dishwasher and washed a few items that can't go in the dishwasher by hand. There weren't a lot of dishes to put in the dishwasher, but, I haven't run it for at least a couple of weeks and I had been told I should run it at least once a week to keep the hoses flexible! I thought I'd better run it tonight; that way, if there was a problem, the plumber will be here tomorrow, anyway! LOL! Fortunately, the dishwasher worked well!
Brunch had been the leftover slice of pizza from yesterday and apple slices. Dinner was leftover pasta from last night and a piece of the moon cake for dessert. I will probably have something for a snack before I go to sleep, though.
Today, I am grateful for:
- M fixing the faucet for me as well as tending to the garden
- I was able to schedule a safety check for the furnace within a reasonable waiting period
- Warm wool sweaters!
- Sunny days (according to the weather forecast, November will be mostly cloudy and cool)
- Video chatting with my daughter
Today's joyful activity was chatting with M and sitting outside to enjoy the warmer temperature!
|Wednesday's Prompt: Ego|
("An egotistic pose. Not based on any particular anime character.")
Plans for tomorrow include the plumber's visit, vacuuming, and doing some tidying around the house.
How was your day? What are your plans for Thursday?