Sunday, April 17, 2022

Weekly Ephemera #14

  • An Easter Bunny sighting on the AT.
    I hope you all had a Happy Easter.  The Wife and I spent it at Mom's place with her late husband's family.  We had some good conversations and we came home with ham for my breakfasts and plants for our garden.
  • Our house exterior got prepped and painted this week.  We now have an Evergreen Fog (sort of a green-grey) house with white trim.  They did the work in four days.  The Wife, who picked the color, was nervous about her color choice but she had nothing to fear as the house looks great.  Our painting guy and his crew (Spino Surface Solutions) did a very good job with the painting.  The only thing missing are the house numbers.  I ordered some metal numbers from Etsy (painted white to match our trim) which should be delivered by the end of the month.

    While talking to the painter we mentioned our fence needs some major repair/rebuilding.  Turns out he does fences too so he will be dropping by to give us an estimate.
  • Speaking of Home Improvement, I got two estimates for replacing out tanked water heater with a tankless.  The estimates were over three times the price of installing a tanked on.  If it had been twice as expensive it would have been reasonable (tankless water heaters last twice as long as tanked ones).  Since it's not an affordable option we will be replacing our fourteen year old tank water heater with a new tanked one.
  • This week I only walked once for a total of 13.7 miles (22 km) but that was a single walk and I felt pretty good afterwards which is a win in my book.
  • This week I'm getting my semi-annual blood test to see how my blood sugar, A1C, lipids, and PSA are faring.  Since my last blood test in October I dropped my weight by ten to fifteen pounds and reduced my carb/sugar intake.  This week we'll see if I've done anything to improve my numbers­čĄ×

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