Well. Last night, Tim and I made a run to the store. I needed loratadine. My nose has been been nuts since this smoke from Canada's forest fires a few days back. William's been snuffling too, and it was predicted that today was going to be another bad day for smoke. (I didn't see that it was, however). When I grabbed a bottle of Listerine. I remembered that I needed to buy a new head for my toothbrush. I studied the display carefully, found the heads for Phillips sonicare. It was $18. for one head, but you could get a 5 pack for $40. That was a no-brainer. So I grabbed the multi-pack. They did not fit. I didn't know there were two models of Phillips toothbrushes. Even more aggravating? I just ordered a 10 pack of the right heads for $12 and free shipping.
I'm headed back to the grocery store tomorrow to see if I can return an open pack of toothbrush heads.
Today we spent cleaning up around the construction site for the guy to come in and do the backfill. Amazing how quickly debris piles up. We had a bonfire while things were still wet from the rain. Now they are calling for thunderstorms tomorrow. The guy with the bulldozer has decided to wait until the rain stops, so it's looking like Saturday or Monday. But the cleanup is done.
William will be gone for a big part of the weekend. It is the Pride festival and his mother is one of the organizers. He's spending his first night at their new house, in his new bedroom, in his new bed. He went over today and helped set things up. It's a pretty exciting for him.
We are going to take advantage of his absence to take on a big job that we really don't want him around for. We are hoping to install the main beam, a heavy job. The beam is 40 feet long, awkward, heavy and it has to fit perfectly into the notches in the concrete. We have two jacks which go into the basement to support that beam. We will set them 13 feet in from each basement wall, so that the beam is evenly supported.
Once the main beam is in, we can start work on the floor joists. Once the joists are in, we can nail down the subfloor. We have a steel door to install and then the basement will be closed off.
Tim's a bit leery now. We're accumulating quite a pile of lumber and the roof trusses and the treated sheeting. We'll probably begin to spend nights down there to make sure that we don't get robbed. It happened to us once a while back. Tim had some steel trusses to build a bridge. They were stolen right off the back of his parked truck, probably by a local scrapper. We're guessing the one that went to prison for theft not long after our trusses were stolen.
I also want to apologize to Anonymous once again. S/he said Especially what’s highlighted in blue!🥺It’s a scary country to live in right now😟"
In our country, Republicans are denoted as 'red', Democrats as 'blue'. I am proudly blue. I thought that the commenter was saying that the parts of the country highlighted in blue were scary. I disagreed. The blue referred to in this case was the blue in the Steven King meme. Blush. Again, the misunderstanding was entirely mine.
So that's it, really. A working day. I'm tired, and ready for bed. Have a good weekend, everyone.