Tuesday and Wednesday being off days we got a lot of chores sorted this week. We also got a taste of living in rural Wisconsin with three more extended power outages. With our rooftop solar it’s not as if we are completely without power, but we’ve been reminded how iffy rural power supplies can be.
Not only did we get our airbag recall taken care of, we also took the time at the dealership to check out the Honda Fit and the HR-V. With 135,000 on the odometer (not counting tow miles) we still have some life left in our CR-V but having some idea what might come next is always a good idea and I’m glad we checked them both out. If we have to make a change at least now I know what Honda has to offer.
We also added another hummingbird feeder to our array. We had a suction cup mounted feeder last time here but the windows in the coach are too high for me to replace the nectar from the ground and I wanted one we could hang from a coat hanger wire. The little beggars are already drinking us dry — but we love seeing them around and I’d rather have them buzzing the feeder than buzzing US! Those red CORPS vests attract them and the little blighters can scare a person to death!
Time in River Falls meant another grocery trip and another trip to Home Depot. Our fold-out step is rusting. While we’re here it would be nice to get the step sanded and painted, with a new safety grit strip installed. I now have the supplies I needed; if the weather stays dry maybe I can get that job done in the next week or so.
Being close by, we also tried one of the local Chinese restaurants. I was in need of a Hot & Sour Soup fix. The soup was surprisingly good — both Hot-er and Sour-er than we’ve had for quite some while. The prices were reasonable. The resto is small and their menu is limited but it was an OK lunch on a day when we still had a lot to do and didn’t want to take a long lunch-break. The quick lunch made it possible to sneak in our weekly laundry and to finally hang that other bird feeder — which has been sitting on the counter for 2 days. The one thing we forgot in our weekly shopping rounds was…. more sugar for the hummingbird nectar. sigh. We always manage to forget SOMETHING.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll be here again tomorrow to chat.