Get back to the home place. Attack oil filter problem with new wrench. Nada. Didn't budge the stupid thing one iota. Dented the side of it a bit.
Wow. Is thatching ever fun! For the first 1/2 hour at least. There was enough crap built up in the lawn that about one circuit of the backyard resulted in having to stop and dig out the grass from the tines. And it only had about 30 pounds of weight on it. Part of the problem is that the bermuda/zoysia grass gets all tangled up. The lawn looks a bit rough now, but I'm sure it'll come around nicely in a few days. I also fertilized the front and side yards, plus the bit of the back yard up by the house. Ain't no way I'm going to push a drop spreader across a lawn that's an acre in area and uphill in most directions.
After the fun and games in the lawn, I washed my car, including the rims. Then figured I ought to rake up any big chunks of thatch/clippings in the back yard and might as well poison more moles too. Didn't need to rake much. Found a really soft spot which was mostly weeds, so I ripped them up. Discovered mole tunnel underneath. Mole tunnel system is much more extensive than I thought. Wish I could find the old mole snap traps. I baited a whole bunch.
All-in-all, I spent about six hours doing manual labor in the yard. I think I'm entitled to sit on my behind tonight and watch The Third Man on TCM.
Sunday Sunday Sunday!
Tomorrow I need to bake some cookies for work. I received a specific request for chocolate chip. It was pointed out that while ALL of my cookies were very good, what this person really wanted was some of my chocolate chip cookies.
I'm also going to see Jet Li's Fearless at the local theater. Mitch's showing is about an hour later than mine, but that's the closest we could get things to work out. I probably should do some laundry tomorrow and all of those routine household chores. Heck, I have to pay bills too. Don't you just love being a grown-up?
I happened to stop by Kroger today to pick up some odds and ends. I didn't feel like going all the way in to Wal-Mart. I happened to spot Amy's Vegetable Lasagna in a freezer endcap. They have a nice array of Amy's products, including tamale pie, cheese enchilada dinner, serveral pot pies and both cheese and spinach pizzas. There were also several Cedar Lane frozen dinners (veggie enchiladas and eggplant parmesan are two I remember). Why this stuff isn't with the Morningstar Farms and Boca vegetarian products, I don't know. That's probably why/how I missed it the first time.
There is currently no guide for the knitting section of about.com. I'm debating applying for the job. I think it would be fun. I need to come up with a writing sample and also an abbreviated/relevant resume. Worst that could happen is that I don't get it, right?
Have a good night!