Spider in my kitchen!
Last night as I was sitting at my desk here...I happened to look down to my left and saw this spider a few feet from me. It was crawling away from me so the beginning of his trek must have started somewhere near my feet! Probably was under my computer desk and just came out for a late night stroll!
Did I panic and run for the broom or a can of Raid? No, my dear Blog Buds! When possible I avoid killing spiders so I calmly stepped over him and got a double paper towel , got it good and wet and picked him up and carefully took him outside!
Well, he's pretty - right? Would you rather have seen a smashed spider? ;)
First news of the day was from our young renters telling Charles the AC had stopped working! :(
We don't get a huge amount of rent and the possibility of this repair to the AC would have eaten up any profit for the month...and maybe much more! Charlie says to me, "Just another day in paradise!!" Lol-
OK- The first thing to do would be to call a repairman, right??
Most people would- but not my Charlie! The first thing he does is take a look at the situation -any and all - and this problem was no different!
Next time I saw him- maybe an hour later- he was drenched with sweat but had taken the AC apart. He says," There's just 2 things that could be wrong...the motor or the capacitor!"
So next thing to do is take the motor to have it checked. (someplace-I know not where). Turns out it was NOT the motor but WAS the capacitor!
He bought this part for $30.00 something and figured it out- put it all back together...
Next thing I hear is ,"It works!!"
It always amazes me, how he will just tackle a job he knows nothing about and usually figures it out and fixes -whatever...! Hey, he saved hundreds today! :) I'm proud of him!
With all that $ he saved today I'm gonna ask him to go to the garden shop tomorrow in search of some stepping stones to use in my garden. I need about 30...plus several bags of mulch! ;) Can't explain this project but will show you when it's finished.
Speaking of gardening- I spent some time clipping, weeding, watering - etc- again today! Nothing very major...but I figure if I do a little each day- hopefully- I can keep ahead of the weeds!
My cat-'General'- was about, but was not too willing to pose for pics! He always looks cute, tho, even when he sulks!
We added this small flag to the garden recently!
I always love to see our flag waving in the breeze.