Generator Installation Day!

The guys from Webbs Electric just arrived. It’s 8:45 am. They’ll need to level the spot where we want the Generac and set it in place, then run the electrical cable to the transfer box on the house. It won’t have power until the propane tank and line is installed but Douglas Dist. is waiting for us to call and tell them the generator is in place. Very soon now we will be energy self sufficient!

I’ve started reading Mark Levin’s book “American Marxism” again. I had read several chapters when I had it on my old Kindle e-reader but deleted it with everything else before I gave the Kindle to Audrey. Actually I had two Kindle Fire readers and Audrey is using them for homeschool. The first one was purchased early in 2016 before I broke my ankle and I bought another one four years later that was much faster and had more memory.

I didn’t like the Kindle as much as I thought I would. Too much extra stuff and apps and crap that just clutter it up. Definitely didn’t need it for doing anything online. Their browser sucked. All I ever really needed was an e-reader for reading digital books.

We’ve been trying to limit Amazon, Google and a few other things and so I started looking for another e-reader and found Rakuten Kobo. It’s a Canadian company. The reader I chose is their Libra 2. It was four times the cost of the Kindle but well worth the expense in my opinion…at least for what I need to do with it.

Anyway, back to the book. I’m into chapter one and Levin is comparing the Democratic Party to Marxism and how the individual is dehumanized and is nothing unless he identifies with a group. Yup. That’s Marxism. The Dems are putting an American spin on it, but it’s the same ugly critter and should be fought tooth and toenail til our last breath.

Brad just came in to tell me the guys are having trouble moving a termite bait station that is right in line with where the electrical conduit will run. The ground is so dry it’s like breaking concrete! They may need to run water around it to help get it out. Anyway, Terminex can replace that bait station when they are out next time.

The trenching is underway. It’s actually quite nice outside…in the shade of the trees…and there is a breeze blowing. It’s going to be HOT as the day progresses so it’s good that they could get out here fairly early to start work. They’ll set and level the pad and place the generator on it and then get it wired.

Looking at this photo I’m thinking it’s not so much time to paint the house as it is to replace the siding. Yup. It’s always something when you own your own home. Upkeep, maintenance, taxes, lawn service, plumbing, electrical, pest control, etc.

The view from the tree grove north of the house, down the driveway toward the road.

But, when we can live out here away from all the noise of town it’s all worth it. And the boil order for our water should end tomorrow. I’ve never actually looked forward to doing laundry before…but I’ll probably wait until Wednesday to tackle that. We’ve been asked to keep a watch on our water lines in case we notice any leaks due to the heat, ground heaving and breaking pipes. Gotta love living in Texas!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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