All Things Mechanical

This has not been one of my most productive weeks.  Blew the engine up on my weed whacker last Sunday.  Lynn has been working on the riding lawn mower for over a week now, and it hasn’t run good in about a month.  The weeds are a growing.  Took the deck off and broke the screws off, had to put on a starter and other assorted thing.  It is in pieces until tomorrow, hopefully.

Oh, and flood insurance has reared its ugly head again.  With the appraisal came the inclusion of the outbuildings.  A detached garage, Lynn’s shop, the stable, and the pole building.  Well, get this, we have to do an elevation certificate on each building, and then purchase flood insurance.  So I have the surveyor scheduled for Tuesday, and I haven’t a clue how much this is going to cost.  I just paid $2000 on the house alone.  Haven’t a clue where that money is coming from.  I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

On a better note.  I am starting to work on finishing the posts that had to be repaired on the front porch.  I just won’t look at the 7 acres that are in dyer need of mowing, with weeds galore.  This place has never looked so bad.  But that will just have to get done later.

Back to the post.  I have been using the palm sander and scrapping the old paint and applying Bondo.  That is some neat stuff.  Have to get a little creative, but that is the part I like.  I will be spending the whole day on it tomorrow and possibly begin on another one.  That is my task for the rest of the week.  So, I will not be spending much time on the computer.

I feel like I am juggling, just to keep all the balls in the air.  Never going to get it all done.   Yes I can, yes I can, oh yes I can.

Update:  The appraisal didn’t come back as high as I had hoped, but it is enough for the Bank and that is what is important.

The house is moving along.  The plumber and electrician have been there all week.  The upper deck is almost finished.  Need front steps and the ramp to the porch done, then most of the rough carpentry will be done.  We will get it inspected and then sheet rock will go up.  That is when I will see it come together.

Now for some pictures:

Looking at the back of the house.  Upper deck almost done
Looking at the back of the house. Upper deck almost done
Love this deck.  Going to spend a lot of time on it.
Love this deck. Going to spend a lot of time on it.

Well, maybe more tomorrow.  Right now I need to kick back and get ready to watch Outlander while eating a quart of ice cream.  Then all things will be right in my world.  🙂

Annie, the juggler