First, let me tell you how my day has gone. For the last two weeks I have been fighting back pain. Not incapacitating, but enough to make one wary of much physical activity. Yesterday, I went to the doctor for an injection to help speed the healing process. Lots of hiking planned for May and June. Can’t be down with a bad back. The plan was to really rest for the next few days while everything healed up.
Wanda usually beats me up in the mornings by thirty to forty five minutes. While she’s enjoying her quiet time, I’m working on my beauty sleep. I need lots of that. This morning she came back into the bedroom with the words every husband loves to hear. “I hate to tell you this, BUT….”
There’s water on the utility room floor.
Yep, water heater has sprung a leak. I jump up, go turn off water, and try to figure my next move. The back is feeling better, but still tender. How am I going to manage this?
Thankfully, a call to my brother had him on his way down to help. I went into town and purchased a new water heater and all other fittings we would need. We got the old one out and the new one in pretty quick. The only problem was we had one little drip at a connection. We would tighten a little and check it. Still a drip. Tighten a little more, still a drip. Short story long, we finally removed all the existing plumbing, and replaced it with new. Problem solved, but much more work than we originally planned.
After all that, I went to sit on the porch and rest a while. Noticed our hawk was coming and going more than usual, so I walked down for a better view but saw nothing. Later this afternoon I decided to take another look. Thought I could see something white. Went back to the house and got the camera. It was getting late and the light was going, but…
Definitely two chicks in the nest, but one seems much more active. Hope they both make it. Will try for better pictures in the coming days. Here’s another pic of mom/dad taken a few days ago.
Other than that, nothing worth blogging about at present. Fourteen days, and a wakeup.