Cool, but clear. Damp, well that’s a given. Cleared up yesterday and dried out a bit. I was able to do some work in the sun in shirtsleeves, but it got chilly when the sun went down.
While it was up though, I got some work done. Got the remainder of the grass mowed. Got the loose deck boards screwed down on the dock. Installed white and red rope lights around the edge of the dock. Put them between the slats on the benches. Standing, you see them and they mark the edge of the bench and the dock, seated, you only see the glow cast under the benches, but it’s enough to move around, and know where the edges are. The red is specifically for any astronomy nights.
Spent some time repairing two of my patio heaters. They wouldn’t stay lit, which suggested thermocouple issues. Cleaning with a fine sandpaper is usually enough, and that worked on one unit. The other turned out that the t-couple nut was loose. Tightened that and it worked fine. Just in time to provide some much needed heat for movie night.
Found a few minutes to sight in the finder scope on my wife’s 8″ dob. Unfortunately last night was overcast. Maybe tonight it will clear up.
Couldn’t do the annual service on my mower because I still haven’t brought a complete tool kit up here. I needed a socket driver extension to get to the wheel and oil drain bolts. Oh well, next time.
I finished my mowing anyway, and then did the HOA lot next door. Part of the community, solid citizen, all around good guy, that’s me.
Speaking of which, I’ll be headed to a not quite a neighbor’s house on the lake this afternoon to help with an antenna tower raising. More meatspace, more networking. More finding my place.
Go forth and help someone. Stack up some community. We’re all gonna need friends, come the day.