I started out by sanitizing my rig's water tank. After doing this for four years, I finally figured out if I take the pressure regulator off the end of the hose and turn the handle to "tank fill", I can get enough water OUT of the hose to allow for almost all of the two cups of bleach required to make the water safe to drink, before attaching to the facet and filling the tank. Not that I drink the water, because I don't .... I use bottled water.
At any rate, that was a successful venture, in spite of the 6:00 am hour. Next up, another spider conquest, this one falling a little short. When outside on my porch, I noticed the spiders have taken over my entryway, along with lots of mud wasps. Time to drag out my never-used power washer.
One of the reasons it's never been used is that I'm afraid of it. High pressure anything can hurt you and I just haven't gotten up enough nerve to give it a shot. After all, this is MAN'S work. I know most of the time you wish they weren't around, so if you could just send one over to my house for a few hours a month, I'd appreciate it!!
I got the book out to make sure I was hooking it up correctly, thinking I would wear my motorcycle helmet for protection before flipping the switch, but I ran into a little trouble. I hooked up the first hose to the faucet, but couldn't quite get it to attach to the unit. When I hooked up the SECOND hose, thinking something was wrong with the first one, I got the same results. Time to read the directions.
It said something about tightening the connection with an allen wrench. At least I knew what that was, so I took the connection off, to discover I had it on backwards, which is why the hose wouldn't work. It was then I learned how it SHOULD be attached and spent the next two hours looking for an allen wrench. I know I had some around here somewhere, but they have all disappeared, as tools seem to do.
Time is getting short. Today I'll head to Harbor Freight so I can get the wrench and wash down the porch. Maybe I'll pick up some knee pads and body armor, just in case this washer doesn't work according to the directions. You can never be too careful when you're not mechanically inclined!!
There should be classes you can take to learn about things mechanical for those of us who are handicapped in that area. Better yet, all those wives who could use a break might corral their husbands once a month for on-call help to us single gals. I get mechanical help and you get shopping freedom!! It's a WIN-WIN situation!!
Next up, cutting a perch long enough for Jonathan's new cage. Cutting is the easy part ... it's making those slots in each end to fit over the cage wire that's going to be a problem. More mechanical stuff ... always more mechanical stuff!!