And did someone forget to tell me??? This weekend it seemed that we had starring roles in the movie Groundhog Day, where the same day keeps happening over and over. In the last couple of weeks we have:
1. replaced a
In regards to the weather, I am tempted to cram Punxsutawney Phil back down in his hole and tell the rodent to try again! Thankfully the snow that came down throughout the morning and put a dusting on the ground quickly melted by early afternoon. However it looks like it could snow again tonight. The one thing that goes through my mind as I look at our weather forecast is WTF?? The good news is that it isn’t really overly cold, barely cold enough to snow. We shall see what tonight brings.
Jason and I also had the pleasure of replacing another water hydrant this weekend. You might recall when we we trying to determine where the leak in one of our water lines was, I tried to participate in the conversation between my Dad and Jason. I told them that I thought the leak would be at either “X” or “Y.” Like I said, they patted me on the head and dismissed me. Of course the leak turned out to be at X. (’nuff said!).
It turned out that location Y was also a problem. (Darn, at this point I would have been happy to be wrong!!!) The handle never seemed to work quite right, it was really hard to deal with. Then one day the water just wouldn’t shut off completely at that hydrant. Jason tried to repair the hydrant but it turned out the set screw was bent. Great.
Apparently Jason and I learned a lot replacing the first hydrant because this job went much faster. We “got ‘r done” in a little over an hour. I was pretty impressed by that. I made important contributions like spreading joint compound on the parts, hauling gravel and taking pictures. Jason did all of the digging, refilling of the hole, and pounding the hydrant connection into the pipe (i.e. 99% of the work). I have to say actually connecting the hydrant to t he pipe is the hardest part of the job, even harder than all of the shoveling. Jason always looks like he is about to keel over after he’s gotten the hydrant connected to the pipe.
Another picture of Olivia and Cloudy
Elfin grazing in the snow flurries
Chance and Thomas. This is as much snow as we had on the ground before it melted by early afternoon, some areas had a good dusting, others nothing.
Asterik was falling asleep with his head on the fence. His head kept inching down and pulling up his lower lip.
Sebastian and Asterik
Faune and Sebastian
Buffy, Harmony and MyLight
Sparky the donkey; I liked how the snow flurries were settling on his spikey mane and outlining his ears
Sky, Cinnamon and Lexi