Wednesday, May 6, 2015
My father was moved out of the rehabilitation facility and in to a new nursing home. That is good but it doesn't really feel good because I know it is just a matter of time before he gets sick or falls again. My niece decided to stay here until the end of June or beginning of July. Being able to rely on her to help my parents is priceless. And as an added bonus, she will continue to help me with my renovation project. Both my mom and my niece are at my mother's house tonight. It is the first time I have been alone in the house since my dad broke his hip 7 weeks ago. I didn't get to be lazy the entire evening because my foster dog started training class tonight so it was get home, feed the dogs, quail, water plants, go to class, get home at 7:20. This foster dog that bites strangers is turning out to be quite a project. I was sure he would get adopted right away and I would only have to move my 3 dogs out to my property. I have 10 weeks to get him and my other foster dog adopted. Unfortunately, I will be busy all of those weekends so I can't attend adoption events unless I take time out from the renovations. Anyway, Friday afternoon the gutter people are giving me a quote. I figured out which gutter bracket extensions to buy for a gambrel roof without fascia board so if the gutter quote is out of my price range (which it is going to be because I don't have any money budgeted for it) I can buy the pieces myself and put them up. That's the idea, anyway. It sounds so simple in my head. Also, the guy with the jack hammer is coming out to try to hammer my anchors in again. The company that I bought them from, American Earth Anchors, sent out replacement anchors and told me to only bury them 18" instead of 24". I also bought rebar and my coworker welded eyes on them to attach metal cable. I need to go buy the cable tomorrow. I'm going to have all 12 of the anchors buried and hope that at least 6 of them pass the 400 pound pull test that I am supposed to have done. I will be so glad to move on from the anchors. I don't have a lot of money left but I can at least put some skirting up because the barn-shed is part of the dog fence. Some day I will actually get the time and money to work on the inside of the barn-shed. But, for now, all of the plans are still trapped in my head.