in which our plucky heroine becomes unstuck...
So some of the days, going to bed early, because tired and woke up at 5 AM yesterday, ends up with even further sleep/wake out of phase. Why am I awake now? going to bed early is not supposed to mean that I only sleep for six hours! On the plus side, I can run the house fans before sunrise and get extra cooling action... on the minus side, epic naps will likely be required later today. Is this a worriesome abnormality, or a realistic adaptation to unnatural conditions of excessive heat?
Given that each summer seems to be hotter than the year before, I decided that adding greater chicken watering capacity seems like a good idea. I decided to try out this new kind of chicken drink station, and ordered a kit to DIY one myself. If their calculations on the website are correct, I could go for at least a week between having to fill it up with fresh water, and the water itself would stay cleaner. (Since I already put the waterers in the shade, keeping it cool and protected from the sun would not be an issue)
Once I source a suitable bucket, it will be an interesting project to put together. Plus, hole saw!! (I did check with the sellers about if the hole saw was suitable for using with an ordinary household 3/8" electric drill, before I went ahead and bought the kit, since having to buy a new drill as well would make it a bit problematic...)
Yesterday spent most of the afternoon and early evening keeping a friend company and driving her home from her doctor visit. While sitting and waiting for her, was able to finish sewing the buttons on the rainbow baby sweater, so that, along with the matching hat, is now completed and ready for baby Kestrel.
Took four bags of old and new clutter to Goodwill on Tuesday. It always feels faintly ridiculous to be walking down the street pushing a big granny cart full of bags of discards, but it is actually fortunate that there is a Goodwill on the corner where my street meets the local bypass road; it saves me having to arrange transport, and has made my decluttering just a bit easier. Which is a good thing, since a fair amount of the clutter originally came from the same place! Fortunately, I have been entirely able to resist browsing their shelves for new-to-me thrifted items any more...
August SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||rainbow baby hat||buttons sewn on||bag to Goodwill|