I fixed the toilet. Toilet innards, specifically the flap thingy, used to be metal. Now they are some weird form of plastic that breaks down over time. Crumbles almost. So you have to replace them every few years. Easily done, however, and I did it. Then I replaced my shower head, with a bit of help from my friend Tess and my new homemaker Katy, who I am so keeping. She helped me turn the mattress on my futon last week. It is heavy and impossible for one not-that-strong person to do. After Katy left, Tess and I made Tiramisu. I think we used too much coffee, since we were too unenthused to go out and buy some Kahlua, but I think it will be okay. I made it once a long time ago, and it came out fantastic. I used tubbed cream cheese instead of mascarpone, because mascarpone is expensive, people. Very.
Turned on the a/c for the second time this summer. A low-use record, I think. It’s been a really great summer. Plus I bought a dehumidifier, which is amazing. I used it the other day. June 29th. This happened:
In one hour, it lowered the humidity ten degrees, according to my little humidity gauge. Going to go see how much water it removed. 3 1/2 cups of water. In one hour. Amazing.
So worth the money. Since they won’t change the filters for the central air/heating system, I worry that it could overheat and cause a fire. Landlord does not seem to care. I think they just want me out. Won’t fix my frig either, and it’s been well over a year. Freezer now stays at about 20 degrees, so can’t even buy ice cream. Thanks, landlord. I’m a good tenant. Don’t make trouble or complain or call maintenance all the time. Just do your part. Yeah, they want me out, so they can up the rent.
Oh, looks like it’s going to rain. We need more rain. It’s been pretty dry. And it was a good day.
boy, you’ve been busy!
My neighbors across the street are having the same problem with their landlady. I’m grateful every day for ours. 🙂
Yay for fixing the plumbing! I spent last week trying to fix a blocked drain. I crawled around under the house, used blue dye down the sink to work out where the leak was but ended up having to get a plumber in. At least I could show him exactly where the problem was, which saved some money. Suppose I don’t have to worry about landlords, but instead I have to fix it myself and/or pay people. I haven’t had the bill from the plumber yet…
Does the de-humidifier make it seem less hot? I guess it would, right?
It doesn’t make it less hot, just dryer. I only run it til the humidity gets down to a comfortable level, turn it off, and just have a fan on. Works great. It’s really humidity that makes it miserable, dry heat is much easier to live with.
Plumbers are expensive here. Be prepared. 🙂