I could tell today was going to be a little bit different. After my too long of a bike ride yesterday I was taking the day off from riding but I also had a few things I wanted to get done around the house today. There isn't a lot of maintenance compared to the old house back in the tropics but there are things I want to finish. I had sprayed some Round Off on the other side of the fence a few weeks ago. Killing the folliage against the fence keeps the snakes away and the county mower that comes thru once per year cannot get up next to the fence. That Round Up does a good job except on Mesquit Trees and just like last year I had to cut the small branches down to ground level. Instead of walking a few blockes and around the corner, then those same blocks back to the house, I decided to use my ladder. One of the tools I brought with me when I moved.
September 23, 2020
Hounds And A Dog Supervise
Through this process I found a way to add all of my images at the same time, resize them and center them all at the same time. I had forgot the process that was told by a Blooger tech ... I import those images while I am in the HTML side of the post. That makes things a lot easier to put a post together the way I do.
The photos are fun to look at, brings back a lot of memories. I played "musical cars" so I could back the 1959 VW Single Cab out of the garage and take it for a spin. That consisted of nothing more than backing out the Tacoma and parking it at the curb. I keep having a spark plug wire pop off the spark plug on the single cab truck, thus lose a lot of power. I thought of using a pair of pliers to crimp that connector but decided to see of my local bike shop had the tool to do that.
I did go to the VW garage in town. I stood there for five minutes watching one working on a car and the other at the desk writing an invoice. He looked at me and didn't say a word. So I left and found the tool I needed at the bicycle shop down the street. Now, lets see if it holds on the plug or not.
For a change up today I used the Nikon D3200 for most of the photos before the ladder images. It had the older Tamron 18-200mm lens and I believe that takes better quality images than the D3500 with the new 50mm lens I had been using recently. The weed killing project images were taken with the iPhone. By noon, the hounds, the dog and I were taking our daily siesta. I guess I need them since I don't get a solid night of sleep with Heidi needing to go outside during the night. No work has been seen on the backyard rock project next door today. It will be interesting to see how long they stretch that out for such a small job. I hate seeing jobs like that. I like to start them and get them done.
I have fallen into a slight 'rut' and not exploring these great hikes in the area here in the "Wild West".