Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I blew out the sprinklers tonight, in a race to get done and off to Scouts. 5:45, I started cooking dinner, wanting to get Delaney fed before we left. I knew that time was short, but I was also worried. We had a freeze warning last night and I regretted not getting it done. Then today got away from me in the afternoon, and before I knew it, it was 5:30.

So after getting kids going, I raced outside, running around to shut off the water first, and then drag the compressor outside, find the parts to hook it to the sprinkler system, then an extension cord to power it, and started it up.

I have a small, 2.5gal compressor, so it strains to clear a line of sprinkler hose. I had Delaney kick on each zone, while I'd blow it out, then close the valve and let the tank build a little pressure before moving to the next zone and cranking it open again.

We got through all 6 zones, and hopefully they're clear enough. I went a little quick, but since it was 39F at 5:30, I thought I shouldn't leave it another night.

Another chore done.

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