Monday, October 20, 2014

Sprinkler Blow Out

That time of year, and even though I didn't feel like it, I did it.

The late afternoon had the dozen or so vehicles leave the property, and that left cleanup. Tia was working in the barn, and asked me to get the back yard, so I pulled in chairs and packaged the folding ones and put the others on the porch. I moved the firepit, wrapped electrical cords, and got drinks and supplies inside.

Around this, I set up the compressor and started blowing out the sprinklers. The little 5 gal one only has enough air on a full (120psi) charge to do one zone, so I'd do one, and then let it refill. A short break between zones to let it cool down as it works hard to get things done.

I managed to clean up, though still some things in the family room to take downstairs and get back into closets. Overall, a good clinic week, and we learned some things. I'd do the large clinic again, but only once a year. If we do more, it should be Tia teaching, and not anyone else.

And I'm glad the sprinklers are done. Not a cold week, but since I head to the UK this week, it's good to have this out of the way.

Cycle Walk

Kyle took Kendall to the costume store yesterday. He needed to exchange something, and Kendall needed to find a costume. Tia was busy in the clinic, I'd cleaned up lunch, and was watching football with a sore neck. After an hour, I decided I needed to do something, so I got on the bike while watching the Cowboys battle with the Giants. It was quiet, and I had a good hour on the bike before Kendall came home.

"I thought we were going walking?", was the first thing she asked when she walked in.

She said she was tired and sore and didn't want to go to volleyball open gym, which I understood. Between Thur night late playing and her Sat out at the Zombie walk with the boys, I understood. I said we'd walk later, but since I wasn't sure if she sill would, I rode the bike.

She gave me grief, and I stopped at 70 minutes instead of the 75 I was aiming for, but glad she wanted to walk. We grabbed the dogs and headed out on a short walk, chatting as we did an easy mile.

Not a big workout for her, but glad she was ready to do it.