Second Project Finished

It may not look like much, but this little piece of wood is plugging hole under the door that’s been letting cold air into the house.   

First Project Finished

Monday and Tuesday are project days!  Dad came down to help me get a few projects finished around the house. The first project that we finished was the instalaation of a new rain barrel. We bought it from our town, Wake Forest. At $90, it’s a wee bit pricey, but it’s really good quality and came with a spigot, an overflow hose, and a scrren to keep out debris. Now all we need is some rain!  

Scads of catepillars

A veritable horde of caterpillars descended upon the azaleas in my front yard. They had completely stripped one bush barren and were working on the other before I caught ’em. Ant poison works well.


Raising the shed

The previous homeowner built a big shed and left it for us. Nice. And he built it sitting on the ground. Fail. It’s had a bunch of termites. So today the family got together to raise the shed up off the ground. We used a 2-ton bottle jack that I bought from Amazon to raise it, then put a bunch of bricks under it. We raised it about 3 inches, which is probably not enough, but it’s better than what it was.