Monday, August 12, 2013

My That Was Fun.....or

It's Always Sumthin'.......

We had a lobster feast on Friday after finding them very much on sale at the market.  They steam them there and put them on sale......sometimes.

They we delicious!



That was the best part of the week end.  We had torrents of rain all day Friday.  That evening both pond and pool were full to the brim!  When I went out early Saturday with Winter the pool was down to the inlet.  Aaaaarrrrgh!  After careful inspection, which included crawling around under the deck, we realized that the gasket on the junction between the pool exterior and the little pipe inlet had disintegrated.  The was definite evidence of a leak, plus a lot of ground even soggier than other areas that had been inundated with rain. The fix was relatively easy....take everything apart, make a new gasket from pond liner scraps and replace.....but not fun.  I can't complain; the pool is almost thirty years old and has needed few repairs.

Fortunately we have had so much rain this year that there is no problem with refilling the pool.  I do it slowly at a rate of about 250 gal. per day.  It's no strain on the well, but also gives the pool a bit of time to warm up.

We've been clearing sassafras every week.  It's extremely invasive here and serves no good purpose....not even for firewood.

It's cloudy today with sun coming this afternoon with more rain expected tomorrow.  I'll be spending more time in my studio...yes!

Enjoy the week ahead and, as always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*






19 comments:

  1. I know we sure enjoyed our lobster feast last week. See you photo makes me want more!

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    1. Hi Michele....You can never have too much lobster!

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  2. yummy, good the pool fix was easy

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    1. Hi Linda.....I find it's important to hit publish once I finish writing the post, aaarrrgh!
      The pool fix seems to be working....we'll see, grasshopper......we'll see.

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  3. between you Michele and my sister I am thinking about how best for you all to share other than pictures....

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    1. Hi Meredith....It's too bad we can't just download lobster!

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  4. Dearest Suzi,
    Wow, that lobster feast indeed was the best part of your weekend.
    Torrential rains always do reveal some kind of problems. Glad that after 30 years this appeared minor and relatively easy to be fixed.
    Wish we had some of your sassafras. I don't even know if the 'only' one we had on our property is still alive... I hope so!
    We have had a dry weekend. Thank goodness so maybe in about a week of drying we can run the lawn mower behind the pond area. On Wednesday, Pieter got stuck in the mud; we had a hell of a time to get the John Deere out of it...
    Enjoy your new week.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Hi Mariette.....When tractors get stuck it's like they're in glue. We had to use a winch to get one out one time.

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    2. Dearest Suzi,
      It's not quite a tractor but such an EZTRAK Zero Turn lawn mower. We both together could lift it with a metal pole and me pulling it out of the mud onto some plywood... What a struggle!
      Hugs to you and I appreciate you mentioning names so each of us know that it's 'our' reply; Thanks SMARTCAT!

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    3. Hi Mariette.....It still sounds like a royal pain. I hope you enjoy some drier days!

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  5. Sounds like our place, lobstas are so cheap here too and the sassafrass grows and grows. xox

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    1. Hi Corrine....We are having a lot of cheap lobster this summer. What is it about sassafrass?

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  6. Hi Suzi,

    How delicious your lobster feast would have been.
    Have fun working in your studio.

    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn....Do you have lobster down there?
      Studio days are great!

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  7. Oh, I wish I could have attended your lobster fest!

    Sassafras is good for one thing - we use it in our gumbo down here in Louisiana. It is known in dried form as "filé." <3

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    1. Hi Stacy....My brother in NH wants me to bring him a sassafras tree. I told him he would be sorry if I did and agreed to send him some dried leaves. I've been known to use for thickening when I had no corn starch!

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  8. Hi Gary.....Doin' the LOBSTA ROCK!

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