OG – I forgot to answer you. No, we are definitely not going do any alterations. Our house is not perfect but we are used to it.
ANNETTE – Join me tomorrow on my first bus trip this spring? Through Truro & Blanchetown to Murbko, New Era near Cadell, Ramco, Holder, lunch in Waikerie.
After breakfast the sky clouded over, so washing will go into garage to dry today. No rain here since last Monday; expecting showers late morning. The house over back fence is gone – it looks strange at night to see “new” street lights. Next-door renovations nearing end with front drive & new kerbing laid.
OG: Huh. Well, time will tell, though it's taking an awfully long time.....
WendyB: What ails Duke? If you already told us, I've obviously forgotten. :-(
Lindybird: Wonder what's up with the site at your end. It's been okay here...
OH and I have been trying on and off for days to separate a leaking leader hose from a hose reel, but the connector has 'frozen' to the connector on the reel due to mineral deposits from our very hard water. I started with wrenches, moved on to soaking it overnight in vinegar using a craftily appropriated spice jar and picture hanging wire. Today we tried wrenches again; tonight we have dumped the vinegar and replaced it with straight CLR for an overnight soak. We have some PB Blaster standing by, but that's mostly for rust and there's no rust; just mineral deposits. I also need snap ring pliers for a second hose reel so I can replace the O-rings, but we every kind of plier but those (I had to Google them to see what I was looking for!). OH put so much energy into his wrench this p.m. (I was holding the other one so part of the reel wouldn't break of) that he toppled gently backward onto a large and lovely salvia that is no longer large and lovely. Tomorrow I will ask our neighbor who has what amounts to his own auto repair shop (for his many vehicles) if he has a pair of snap ring pliers. If not, it's off to Ace Hardware. And to think - some people are out having fun on a Friday! :-)
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
Annette: Our water here is very, very hard, and I had this article in my "favorites." It had this list of solutions to various types of mineral deposits. I don't know if any of them will help you.
Hello to everyone!
Heather: Is it legal to throw them back? :-)
OG: Ah the trials of working with volunteer writers....
After breakfast, am going out to see if the soaking in CLR has persuaded my two connectors to stop fighting me... Meanwhile ACE Hardware has snap ring pliers on order and neighbor has yet to emerge...
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