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Month: August 2020

TWTW August 10t through the 16th: Derecho Means Straight

A neighbor comes to visit

I walked out onto the patio to get some fresh air. I looked to my right and there he was sitting. The neighborhood cat I had saved from the coyote. He had finally came back. I looked over at him and he looked over at me as if to say “Hey human.” Then he went back to looking into the woods for something to hunt. He had a grand time out there cleaning him self and just chilling. He doesn’t seem afraid of me anymore.

Derecho means straight

Monday afternoon, I didn’t even know it was supposed to rain. My mom called me to warn me. I learned what a derecho is. It got as dark as night around my place. The power went out before the storm hit. When it did hit the trees whipped around and the tornado siren went off. Luckily here it didn’t last long. The power came back on after about 20 minutes. My Mom’s power was out for five days.

TWTW August 3rd through the 9th: Plumbers Gain Respect.

My mom’s kitchen faucet leaked. After a long search, she had bought one she liked. I agreed to put it in. I had installed a couple of other faucets. How hard could it be?

I climbed under the sink. I had never seen a faucet installed like this. I searched the internet. I banged and unbolted. I yanked on things. I hit my head, and cut up my hands. Icky smelling water dripped on me. Eventually, I pulled the old faucet out and started putting in the new one. It went much easily until I got to needing to connect the supply lines. The fittings were completely different sizes. Several trips to Home Depot and Menard’s ensued. I finally had the right fittings and attached everything. Time to turn on the water. Things leaked. I tried to tighten things up and it still leaked. Frustrated, at this point I gave up.

My uncle realized the problem was that I hadn’t put any plumbers tape on the fittings. He had some and finished up my job.

I no longer will complain when I see how much a plumber makes an hour.

TWTW July 27th through August 2nd: A Chipmunk Implores The Food Giant

I looked out at the patio where I feed the chipmunk. The patio door was open since it was a nice day. What do I see? The Chipmunk has climbed up the screen and is frantically looking into the room. I hadn’t fed him the day before. I could sense the question: Food giant where is the food. I fed him.

A few days later, after I had fed him, the chipmunk climbed onto the screen as I was standing there. It seemed he wanted to say think you to the food giant. He still runs away if I try to come out. I can understand the logic. Food giant is benevolent and give me food, but food giant is also giant and could squish me.

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