I'll tell you about the last first as that is a shorter story. On Monday the weather was lovely so I barbecued for the last time this season. I had three more burgers left in the freezer so it was a perfect time to cook them. I am not one to barbecue during the winter season; and to be honest if I barbecue once a week in the summer months I am doing well.
Now for the first, I used a power tool for the first time on Monday, along with other regular tools. For anyone who knows me, I do not use any type of tools normally; I was not put on this earth to use tools, so for me to use tools is a major deal.
Anyhoo....when dh pulled the old stud walls out of the new basement, we decided to burn the wood. Before we can do that though, we have to pull out a million and one nails. So dh got out the correct tools for the job and proceeded to take out the nails of some of the wood and cut them up with an electric saw. We have been burning that wood since Friday and it is really good wood to burn and burns really hot.
So on Monday I decided to have a go at removing some nails. I used a hammer, a crow bar thingy, and a pair of pincher thingys. I thought I did quite well, so decided I would have a go at sawing it up. After a long while I finally figured out how to turn it on, but couldn't figure out how to bring the blade down. So decided to wait until dh came home to give me a lesson, as I was concerned I may end up chopping my fingers off. Anyhow after him telling me what to do I think I have mastered it. I ended up chopping up a bucket full of wood, so was quite proud of myself.
When dh came home we also cleaned out the leaves in the gutters as all the leaves have more or less fallen off the trees now. We cleaned out the gutters using a leaf blower; we got it from Canadian Tire and we got it on sale for $40, I think it is this one it is a Yardworks one, and works like a dream.
I also got the garage swept out on Monday and got a pile of leaves mulched with the tractor. I also got the garage door frame primed, I plan on getting a top coat of paint on it on Tuesday. I also plan on getting more wood cut on Tuesday as there is a pile still to do. It's never ending around here at the Acreage, but it keeps me out of mischief!!
Monday nights sunset: