Just having a rough day. Too many things are breaking me down today, simple things. It’s a nice day outside and I saw my first dove here.
Update – I went for a drive, felt I needed to get out of the house. I drove out Arvon Rd until it hits Indian Rd then Herman Rd and home. Was a nice drive with some quite heavy snow on the trees near Herman. I feel a little better now to.
Oh, and the Subie got it’s first car wash.
I took some photos, but I guess I’ll get around to them sometime.
Woke up this morning, opened the door to see if it snowed, and boom, I had to push snow with the door to open it. We got 5.5″ of snow last night, with another inch today. Now there is an advisory for tomorrow for up to 9 inches. The snow was very light and fluffy though, so it was an easy job shoveling and clearing the drive.
Other news, so of. I’ve been looking for tires for the Subie, the ones on now are not very good and pretty warn out. I think I have some picked out, but not sure about being able to afford new tires. I keep working the figures and I come out just fine, but $550 isn’t easy and I need the damn tires. I looked at them when I bought the car and they seemed fine, but now that I’ve had it home and have really given it a much more thorough go over, I see I need fucking tires. One of the tires looks like it might even have a tube, at least that’s the way the valve stem looks. Fuck!
I have got to find some warm slippers! I’ve always had issues with cold feet, but this house is the worst, the floors are so fucking cold. I wear felt liners sometimes, and they work, but they are very slippery even on rugs. I’ve looked at felt slippers that have a rubber sole, but they want over $100 for the fucking things. Felt really does work for me because they breath and don’t make my feet sweat. Just not sure what to do.
I got a new car today, a 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium. I’ve been shopping for quite a while, but whatever I looked at either cost too much or was a piece of shit. Then, while looking again at a local dealer’s website this Subaru popped up. I went and test drove it the other day, got the loan from my bank the day after, then today I picked it up.
It’s a little dirty already because of the drive home in the snow, but there is zero rust and in great shape inside and out.
I just can’t sleep much anymore. It seems I get one night a week of good sleep, that’s all.
Eli is sleeping just fine though…
Today I did some light sanding on my first shelf, then gave it a good thick coat of polycrylic. This is my first attempt at doing this, but I’m quite happy with it. Now I know what I need to do with the rest.
The other thing I did today was to put up another webcam, and this time it really is a live streaming webcam.
You can access it here: https://tinyurl.com/neff-cam
The camera is pointing south from my shop.
I worked on getting thing setup a bit in my shop. I really need to get some shelving made for this house. I plan on sanding down some barn wood for the shelving and putting a nice coat of polycrylic on. I’ve read and watched quite a few things on doing it this way and the wood turns out really nice, showing all the old wood patina and rusticness.
Well, it’s just my fucking luck that soon as I start to use my orbital sander, it fucking dies. It ran for about 15 minutes, started smoking and died. Now I need to buy a new one, not what I wanted or needed to do. I was quite excited about getting this started, now I’m fucked.
The past couple days Griz hasn’t been breathing well, as if he’s congested or something. We were outside yesterday, and he was enjoying himself taking baths in the snow. He has always loved rolling in the snow. I feel so sorry for him and wish he could talk to tell me what he wants or needs.
Other news… I wish I could get out and about today as it’s forecast to be up in the low 40s for temps, and with some sunshine, but I just don’t dare with the crap car I have. I’ve been looking for another car/truck, but just not finding much within my price range. Sure, are are many in my price range, but not that will take me out to where I need to go safely.
Thanksgiving was really quiet, not even a text to say hi or anything.
One more thing… I’m having a hard time dealing with the stench in this house. I can’t get rid of the smell of rotting death. The smell isn’t everywhere, mainly around the kitchen. I’ve cleaned and cleaned and fucking cleaned, but it wont go away. Fuck this place and every part of my life.