Good bit colder today. Had to grade bridge beams, and my left hand got 'cold pain'(That intense hurt that usually comes when starting to warm) from holding a metal pole.
That tree job I was gonna look at tomorrow fell through. He's gonna wait to see what insurance says, then decide. I'm not exactly heartbroken. I prefer doing what I want, when I want, and the uncertainty of a job I've never seen was a bit stressful. That was also why I wanted to do it though. You don't grow by taking the comfortable route. You need to push the boundaries of comfort to improve. Oh well. I'll either go to the Irish festival tomorrow, or spend time with the cat in front of the wood stove. Both choices are equally appealing :^)
Lit my first fire of the year tonight. It was still kinda warm in the house(57°), but I've been wanting to get something going, The cat's enjoying it.
My basement floods every time it rains. Whoever did the site design in this subdivision should be kicked in the nuts. Also had a black snake in the floor joists once. Heard some cans fall in the basement, went down to look, and saw a big ass snake right over my head. Seriously considered leaving him there to take care of mice, but that could have lead to an unpleasant surprise later on. Put him in a box, and took him outside.
See if anyone can beat this... I think it was two years ago my water heater went up. Not sure how old it was, but a service call was performed in 1978(was written on a sticker on it). The water heater was older than one of the plumbers that came to install a new one :^D
As 7 year olds do, she left the parakeet cage door open this morning. I started finding feathers around the house, and though the cat had a snack. No real carcass. A few minutes later, I heard a bird noise from behind the piano. Cat couldn't move the piano to get the bird.
I'm ambivalent about snakes. They're fine as long as they aren't venomous, or on me. We don't have much in the way of venomous snakes, so my policy is leave the snakes I find alone, or if they're a problem, gently move them. I generally don't kill critters with the exception of some bugs.