My goal each week is to go straight home after work as much as I can. This week is already filling up. Typically, I visit my mother on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I feel bad when errands get in the way. One rental house was having trouble with the stove so I arranged for the repairman to come by between 12 and 3. I work nearby so I drove over to pay the repairman, twice actually, once for the estimate and once again to pay because he had to go pick up the part. It would be nice if he took credit cards over the phone but I guess they aren't that advanced. $388 for the ignition switch replacement. That was right on the border of replace rather than repair but the tenant likes the stove, she actually hugged it when I mentioned replacing it, and I didn't see the same style online. It isn't that special, it just has a place in the middle to rest pots, kind of like the ones with a 5th burner except it doesn't have a burner in the middle. The repairman said that the ignition switch was the main thing that goes out so it should last for a long time with a new switch.
I cancelled another after-work vet appointment for my new dog. His digestive system has finally acclimated to the new food and even though he still licks at his leg where he had a lump removed, I am going to make him wear the soft collar and give it more time to heal because the vet doesn't have any sure-fire solutions, just more antibiotics (he has had 2 different kinds) and expensive blood tests ($330) to compare to the blood tests he had last month.
I also need to go out to my property and take some photos for the electrician. My nephew is still living in the mobile home on the property and he has finally started doing his laundry. This might seem like a simple thing but the washer has no water hookups so first he puts the drain hose out the window, then puts his clothes and soap in, then brings the water hose, which is hooked to the water tank, inside and fills the washer (top-loader). Then repeats filling the tub with water for the rinse and voila! Clean clothes. That is the way I used to do it when I lived out there back in 2010 when I still had a washer and dryer in the old garage, before I had is taken down. The electrician is coming out a week from Saturday to install a dryer outlet.
Dryer will go in this room which is at the end of the mobile home in the picture below.
Normally, I would say, just hang your clothes to dry but I want a dryer outlet for myself when I eventually move out there and the electrician is also going to advise me on bringing power to the barn-shed. After a crazy year, I finally have a little bit of time and money to think about improvements on my property. I wish I could snap my fingers and have everything done like fences, the interior of the barn-shed finished, porches and rainwater collection set up, etc.... It's a big wish list.