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Nov 25, 2009 -

And a tree came down…

This post is at Croft’s request. Let it not be said that I won’t post on demand! 😀

Two mornings ago, at about 8:20, a huge, seemingly healthy, tree keeled over, taking out a fence and apparently rocking the house. The fellow staying in the house and I are a bit worried about the bank coming down now that the tree roots aren’t there to hold the thing together.

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Nov 23, 2009 -

Counter Installation, Part Two of ???

The first two loads I ran with the dishwasher set up below the counter were fine, but the two subsequent ones leaked slightly in the front of the unit. Danby countertop dishwashers are notorious for leaking from their doors, but I cannot be sure that this is the reason for the leak. I pulled the unit back out (grunt, grunt), set it up on the counter, and ran a load. No leak. Some other theories:

1) all the moving of the dishwasher jarred ‘something’, both negatively and positively;
2) the dishwasher wasn’t level in one of the positions;
3) the hoses are too low to drain properly

The leakage was really minor; I created more of a mess pulling the unit and having the hoses flail around. I know how to open up the dishwasher to fix the common Danby leak, but without being 100% sure that this is the problem, I don’t want to go through all of that. So, think, think, think and I believe I’ve come up with a solution that will also solve my hose storage problem. Thanks, Croft, for the inspiration!

I’ll do some more work on this tomorrow, provided that we get an hour or two without lashing winds and pouring rain that would soak me before I even got to the workshop.

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Nov 19, 2009 -

So. Much. Rain.

If this weather keeps up, my stories of life in Campbell River are all going to start with “It was a dark and stormy night.”

There’s a lake about a foot deep just off the bottom of the driveway. Going to work in the dark this morning I just about fell in and then came this close to being swamped by a tidal wave brought up by someone driving way too fast through it (thank goodness for my reflexes).

It didn’t rain this morning and I actually saw the sunrise (work has an amazing view), but the rain started up again mid-afternoon and it’s now coming down again in full force, minus the winds we had yesterday.

Last night, the winds picked up so much that Miranda began to rock back and forth. With the water lashing at her from all sides, it really was like being on a boat. I’ve joked about that before, but this time it wasn’t funny and I worried about windows breaking. As it is, I’m pretty sure the picture window in the study leaks since I’ve been having to mop up water every day since I got to Campbell River as well as keep the mattresses away from the wall.

It apparently snowed between Nanaimo and here yesterday, but it’s still relatively warm here and I’m still not running the furnace. All is well!

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