This is Rose Campion that has spread all over our hill.
We have a few things lined up for this week.
Tomorrow we are having our septic being pumped. I know very exciting. But really, our septic tank is under the 1200 required by law but is grandfathered in because it was put in a long time ago. Actually, we’re not sure when it was put in since the old man who lived here didn’t get a permit at least that we could find in county records. So about 5 years ago when the septic was overly full and we didn’t know it until the toilet wasn’t flushing down and we knew was wrong. So now we’re on a 2-year schedule. Once he opens and pumps we’ll know if we could’ve gone 3 years. I know, I know, so exciting and TMI.
Then I’m going to brave Costco since I want to use our rebate. I’m not too worried as Costco requires everyone to wear a mask so I’m good with that. I have a big list of things to get( again) but some are still prepper pantry stuff. For instance, I’d like to get a case of chili and some more marinara sauce. Plus I need washcloths and the 24 pack of white hotel washcloths are really the best for the money.
here’s my nifty food vacuum sealer which I LOVE!!!
Later in the week, we are going to drive up to Tahoe to go to the cannabis store so B can get some stuff. His plants are coming along but it’s a way off to harvest. Plus the ride will be nice. I’m thinking of bringing some coffee in our mugs and maybe sandwiches. The beach area in Kings Beach is quite lovely but I’m not sure if there will be lots of people or if it’s still closed. So a nice day trip.
The weather is quite nice this week. No really hot days.
We are also going to call the tree guy because the giant tree is now leaning MORE!! At first, I thought I was just imagining it but the top is no longer straight up. This is a huge tree and is aiming straight at the barn. We have the money in our emergency fund but now there is no extra money coming in so whatever we take out won’t get replenished. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. But I think, except for the giant oak near the barn, this would be the last tree for a while unless something else happens. We have 2 other huge Ponderosas that are leaning but they are leaning away from our house. Unfortunately one is leaning towards our neighbor’s house which is kinda scary.
This week is the kitchen zone if you follow Flylady and mine is done already. I just need to mop the floor later.
We are also planning a trip to Home Depot for wood. I’m conflicted about buying from Home Depot since the owner is a huge TRump supporter but the closest Lowes( liberal) is down by Costco. So for our old van a bit risky. ( The van is the only car that can hold wood on the roof and inside when we take the seats out). So, anyway, it’s a conflict for me. We are planning to get some fence posts so we can start the fence behind the barn to block out those neighbors.
That’s about it.
I’m so glad the protests are making such a difference and maybe we will see some real change. It is still so sad it has taken so many black lives though to get to this point.
8 thoughts on “the week ahead…”
We also try to avoid Home Depot for the same reasons, but sometimes they have stuff Lowe’s doesn’t have. Either way, we were not thrilled with the experience. Lots of people and no masks. Your road trip sounds great!
I know, what’s with the no masks. Are they just plain stupid, resistant, or what??
Your week sounds like mine but with more store adventures. Good luck with getting the tree down safely.
The tree guy is coming today to give us a quote. I hope I don’t fall over when he gives us the cost.:)
I knew there was a reason I avoid Home Depot! Honestly, I had no clue but we always shop at Lowes, so I’m glad to know that. I avoid Hobby Lobby too.
Hope all works out with the tree situation.
I know. I’ve never been to Hobby Lobby. But in Auburn, the only lumber store is Home Depot. It’s too bad really as I’d much rather not give them our money:(
A patient of mine works at Costco she says it is semi-back to normal but hinted I best stay away for another month Good luck on your excursion. Be safe.
It turned out okay. Everyone has masks on so I felt pretty safe.