Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday 0 miles
I spent the day digging a trench along the foundation on the East side of our house to put in a French drain. When it snows (and then melts) we get a little water seepage in to our spare bedroom. The French drain should help with water diversion. Then I fixed a leak in the shed roof (silicone caulked a few screws in the tin) and then took a truck load of 'litter' to the community dump. Litter is the term for pine needles and small branches on the ground that increase fire risk. A truck load didn't even touch what there is still on the ground. Then I organized the wood pile and cut dead limbs from a tree. We have over 40 old growth pines in our yard and one tree can take several hours. I did get every branch I could reach even the ones at the very tip top, about 50 feet up. Sort of makes me feel like a kid again climbing trees. Super productive day and I still have a very long list of DIY stuff ahead. Next on the list (after I finish the French drain and make a gazillion more trips to the dump) is to finish the stone work on the outside of the chimney and put a window in my shed.