It has been an unplanned slow start to my week.
The weekend was a Tale of Two Weekends
– Not So Good
Fortunately the former outweighs the latter, except financially.
I woke very early Saturday morning with the mindset of making a dent in the yard work that I am hoping to get done. I spent over three hours, yes thatâ€™s correct, bushwhacking and English Ivy pulling. I was spurred on because my efforts to pull the ivy was going so well. English Ivyâ€™s literal strength was also its weakness in the shallow dirt that currently covers my brick patio. I played and won many games of tug of war, filling four leaf bags with strands of the weed. The job is not done, yet. I was going to tackle more of the work this morning, but I was too tired to motivate myself.
After an exhausting morning I joined Bonnie on a journey to the Lee & White brewery district where we hung out with a couple of friends we met via Urban Explorers.
Yesterday Bonnie and I decided not to drive to Flowery Branch for the Hog Mountain Hash, and she decided that she didnâ€™t want to attempt her first Wheelhopper. Instead, we copied Davey Crochetâ€™s Tour Plan and did a nice hike through a new-to-me park in Peachtree Corners called Simpsonwood. After our hike we rewarded ourselves with beer from Social Fox Brewing and Tucker Brewery, both of which are in the Hop Passport program.
Not So Good
It turned out to be a good day to skip Wheelhopper, but not so good to hang laundry to dry. Nowhere in the weather forecasts that I looked at was rain ever mentioned, but rain it did and soaked my clothes. However, when you read this next section youâ€™ll see why I thought this was a blessing.
Guess who is going to be getting an air conditioner upgrade!!! ðŸ¤¨ I guess the ITP Estateâ€™s air conditioner didnâ€™t like playing second-fiddle and said â€œHold my beer!â€. While the temperature wasnâ€™t that bad on Saturday morning I knew Iâ€™d be hot and sweaty when I was done, so I turned the air conditioner on to cool the inside while I worked outside. When I was nearly finished with my work I came inside and was confused by a subtle noise I didnâ€™t recognize, and the air conditioner was not running. I debugged the problem and determined the blower may have died, and the went outside to find the pipes frosted. I let the system defrost all day, and when I returned home I flipped the switch for the fan â€” nothing. Sure wish I had some of that sweet Stimulus money now…
Hope you had a great weekend and are staying healthy.