day off + no rain

day off + no rain = laundry blitzkrieg

I was down to no clean jeans and one pair of underoos.  I’m giving that thrift store washer (and line dryer) a workout today…


Other things happening:

  • buzzards on the corner of the property at FM514.   I assume an animal got hit and tossed up on the side of the ditch, but haven’t checked it out yet
  • picked up runoff debris in the ditches on 514.  More along 1st but haven’t made it that far.
  • Shhhhhh, Sookie is going to get a shower and toenail clipping.   Neither one of these activities are high on her wishlist.
  • turned off the heat and cracked the windows to let it air out a bit.  I really love a breeze running through the house, even if I have to wear a knit cap indoors
  • patched a needle-sized hole in my airbed.  There’s a kit to do it with but I’ve made a couple of successful patches with a dab of Shoe Goo on the underside of a square of duct tape.  The tape holds the Goo in place and down, and also reinforces that general area.  I should mention that the hole isn’t a puncture, but that the bed’s weak spot is on a plastic weld around the “coils”.
  • Got a Husky chainsaw file kit from Amazon;  will try my hand at it later tonight, I think



Tour of Point: Express Donuts

I watched this space with hungry eyes. I don’t eat many donuts but I do get a craving from time to time.  What I do eat is breakfast tacos, croissants, and sausage biscuits.

I stopped in one morning on the way to work to stop in on their Day 5.  Tony (I think that’s his name) manned the front and handled the transaction.  Of particular interest was the matchbook-sized card scanner he plugged into the iPhone to scan my debit card.  It worked fine and didn’t require a traditional swiper which would probably also require a dedicated phone line.

I’ll visit again soon to see how they get the first-week kinks figured out.  Good luck, Tony!  I really want to keep a donut store here in town.

road boot repair

My 90’s era Fieldsheer road boots are still useful but the velcro closures were tearing themselves off the leather.  The leather in the flap area is not particularly thick, certainly not double/triple thickness like the shift patches on the top of the foot.  I took a wild guess and picked up a denim needle for the $20 thrift shop Singer.

There are two velcro flaps on each boot for a total of four repaired areas.  Each boot has a small tab at the top of the boot (see pic below) and a much larger flap across the ankle.

Started by trimming the edges and loosened bits of the loop material.  Since the repair area was attached to a leather boot it was difficult to maneuver and my lack of experience didn’t help.

The final result isn’t half bad.  The repairs are strong and the black thread on black leathers hides the unevenness of my stitching.