what turn things will take next!
Bill is settling in; he got lost for the first time this morning when he couldn't make an exit and had to drive 40 miles to get turned around and headed back the way he needed to go...after almost running out of gas...
Dad always told that it didn't cost anymore to keep it full than empty; also, with the junk I used to drive, you were a lot safer filling them when they were only down halfway so they didn't have that whole tank to condense water in. Not so much a problem in this day of "plastic" tanks, but when they were 26 gallons and metal you could "make" a lot of water in one certain times of the year.
35 years ago when we would "pull" fuel samples on the Navy helos I worked on you could get an inch of water in the bottom of a Mason jar from each of the 5 tanks on board...every day!
My cold is better...my throat is still scratchy, but I'm gargling diluted peroxide alternately with salt water.
Which is a good thing because at 11:30 last night the sewer line backed up again and I was on the roof at midnight dropping a Drain King down the stack and then cleaning up the "mess" while I tried to get Dottie to go to bed because she had to work today. I was finally done around 1:30 and she was still talking to me as I went through headed for the shower. She's not sleeping so well as the arthritis in her back is getting worse and her "other" hip, the one that wasn't replaced, is starting to bother her. Since that's the one she sleeps on...since she can't have Celebrex because she only has one kidney...Aleve and aspirin aren't really getting the job done.
I don't know how she's going to sleep if they replace that other hip!
Anyway, off to run an errand then come back and try a load of laundry to figure out whether I'm digging up the sewer line this afternoon or mowing the hayfield that's popped up from all that rain we had!
May the rest of the week be kind to each of you!