Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Things, and Old

I did some new things today.

I learned about trailer tires.  I used a hydraulic jack to change tires on a boat trailer....with a 6,000 lb boat on it.  I can't even remember the last time I changed a tire on my car....this trailer thing was quite the undertaking.  Two tires down, two to go.

One of the reasons I bought a Big-Ass truck rather than a cute little car in the first place is so it can do truck things.  This weekend was a celebration of truck things.  We've loaded the bed with 9 cubic yards of mulch, and spread it.  One more trip to the mulch place to go.

Another of the truck things she will do someday is pull this boat.  And that someday will be soon.  It's not a small boat, and it's a matter of getting the trailer ready for the road before getting the to the water.  All things in good time, but I'm pretty jazzed about it.

I also did some old things today, too.  I've got quite a bit of makeup - I don't think I throw anything away until there's a good reason to so I've got quite a bit from over the years.  Well, today I went through much of it and threw away quite a bit - stuff that had gotten too dry, or too creamy, or that I just won't ever use.

I've got boxes and boxes of CD's - I'm importing them into my iTunes Library.  It's going to take a while, but I'm in no hurry.

I tried to go target shooting but now that all this gun craziness is going on getting ammunition is not so simple.  What's happening is that people are assuming that things will be taken away and are arming up.  Firearms, ammo.  I'll get as much ammo as I can find because even though nothing I've got is on the "banned" list people assume that this is just the beginning.

Hysteria?  Perhaps.  But the threat of taking something away is all it takes to cause hysteria.  Gas.  Food.  And in this case...access to firearms.

I took a nap this afternoon.  Well - it was either than or a trip to the gym and I felt that the work with the boat wheel already counted as exercise.  So I napped.  How rare is that?

Next week at this time we will be cleaning up from our various Super Bowl parties.  One more Sunday of football between the long draught over the spring and summer.  Good thing there are other

I've got lots to do between now and then.  I've enjoyed my weekend, and would add another day or two to it if I could. 


Caroline said...

The whole world is controlled by rumour, the whole stock market and therefore our lives can be destroyed by rumour...

Anonymous said...

Not to be picky, Donna, there is not a pick-up on the market that's capable of hauling 9 yards of anything, at least in one load...the bed just isn't long enough.

Donna said...

I didn't say it was all in one trip. The max my truck can carry is 2 cubic yards per trip. That's two full loads from the front-end loader. Loading/unloading/loading/unloading....thankfully, almost done. :)

Sophie Lynne said...

For the record, the ONLY people who have even mentioned confiscating guns are the Republicans and Fox news. Hysteria indeed!

The boat sounds fun! Just don't name it the Minnow...

Delena Millener said...

Good thing you didn't hurt yourself while changing tires of the trailer. I agree with your philosophy that you have to get it ready and fully prepared before going on the road. How did the move go? I hope you didn't encounter more setbacks after the one you just experienced. I hope you consider getting a tire pressure meter too, so that you wouldn't get into so much trouble again.

Delena Millener