Protected from predictors under netting.
We lost power early in the week, midnight till 3 AM. It was the first real test of our whole-house generator.
generator is located just outside of our bedroom wall and
consequently the noise level was noticeably elevated. Not to be
unbearable, but loud enough to be noticed out of the everyday norm.
Of course her slept through it like a baby. I, on the other, hand went
worry concerned mode.
After checking power outages in our area on the net, it appeared that the best explanation was “a planned outage” since it was straight up midnight when the power went out. And it was not a bump or two, but drop dead power cut off. At exactly 3 AM the power came back on.
A call that morning to the power company to find out if it was indeed a planned outage, the answer a simple “no ma'm.” Curious.
My wife called back and the explanation was given. “There was a “snake intrusion” at two of the local substations and the power was indeed shut off to solve that problem. That sounds planned to me.
Regardless. We did not ask more questions, although I would have liked to know what a “snake intrusion” looks like and how they rid the area of snakes.
There are snakes here where we live. We have heard stories, told not to walk in the tall grass or bushy places. Neighbor killed a 5' snake just two weeks ago while it was slithering across his lower driveway. Friendly snake. But 5' snake!!
Anyone talking spiders or snakes sends me immediately to Scarlet Ohara-ville...”I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”
CORNER SHELVES CABINET PROJECT
I told the bride that I am taking August off. I am retired and it is about time I took some time off. Cat house, garden, normal chores and now building her corner shelves in the laundry room for storage.
The builder of this new home did/does not have a good grasp of room function along with design. Bathroom sink and cabinetry does not serve a laundry room purpose. "Where do I thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey?" Real world problem once a year; maybe twice.
More importantly, there is no storage room for laundry needs and kitchen supplies. The new shelves will be a big help. She will also get two corner shelves over the dryer.
This project is much easier and quicker than the cat house. Working inside on a hot Texas day helps.