Cold but sunny this morning. I waited until about 10 and the temperature was up to 38 to go out and clean the gutters. I started on the front of the garage, it was not bad. Then around to the back. Full of frozen leaves and ice. I tried scraping it but its really frozen. So I moved to the front of the house where the sun is shining. The gutter was pretty full but was thawed out.
|Lots of wet leaves|
|This is the high end of the gutter|
Back outside just after noon to try to get the back gutters cleaned out. It was about 39 out and the wind had picked up to it felt even colder. The sun had loosened up the ice in the gutters and I was able to finally get them cleaned out.
|Still lots of ice|
|Finally all cleaned out|
Going to take it easy tonight and relax, I will sleep good tonight.
Sunny again this morning thats nice and its warming up some. We are preparing to our trip this morning and getting ready to go to the funeral. The funeral for Norma Freyburger was well attended and it was a meaningful service. She was buried right behind the church in the Java Village Cemetery.
|Nice peaceful resting place|
Today is election day and so we stopped by the Town Building to vote on the way home.
|Hope You Did Too|
We collected the trash and then Bonnie had to head to Warsaw to pick up medicine and get an X-ray at the hospital. I ran the trash out to the street. But first I swept the leaves that tend to gather in the corner of the deck.
|Leaves like to gather here|
|The cover in the upper center by the yellow plug was full of bugs|
|All normal again|
Final day of prep for the trip. Bonnie is working on the laundry getting it all done. I caught up on the email and blogs and then headed outside. I grabbed the new GPS to program in some addresses. I noticed the wind had uncovered the wood so I went down and covered it to keep it dry. While I was down there I cleaned the leaves off the utility trailer so the wood deck can dry out and not rot. Then I headed up to the garage. I put the seats down in the Odyssey for the trip, yep this is a car trip since we have 2 weeks of timeshares to use. Then I loaded some water bottles into the cooler. Next was to adjust the air in the tires on both cars. Every year when it cools down the tires meet a few pounds of air. I rode out to check for the mail but it has not come, but the trash man had. So I brought in the trash can and the recycle bin. Then back into the house and I loaded the GPS with some addresses. The sheets were dry so we made the bed. Then I unplugged the water treatment system so it will not cycle while we are gone.
Well the house is clean, the wash is done and I am almost packed. We took stuff from the refrigerator to Elizabeth and Alexus and now I think we are ready to head South in the morning. Stay tuned to the blog for updates and lots of pictures I hope.
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