Looking Up (I Hope)

A representative of an HVAC company from Falmouth was over this morning. HIs company doesn’t service Goodman units, but he agrees that its a good idea to replace the bad part rather than the entire furnace.

This is because the A/C unit is installed right above the furnace, so changing the dimensions would mean a new installation of the A/C.

Barrett Plumbing sent two technicians to check out the furnace. They got the thermostat working and agree that the burned out exchanger caused the unit to stop.

This would also explain the gas smell I’ve been wondering about recently.

They will order the part under warranty and come back next week to install it.

I updated our Home Service Club claim records.

Meanwhile, Ron made a salad and we had it with pizza for lunch.

I changed the Canon ink cartridges.

NEST Failed, Standout, I Did Something Stupid, New Pillows, Pancakes and Stir Fry

The NEST thermometer failed around 8 am on Friday. I filed a claim with Home Service Club at 2. We are still waiting for an appointment with a service person.

Fortunately, the outside temps have been reasonable for mid Spring.

I listened for a good part of yesterday to the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts’ annual convention. Talk about practical and low key! I especially wanted to hear the speakers. Well worth the $30.

I also participated in a standout for Karen Faulkner and dug up some weeds along the driveway.

While parking for the standout, I hit the passenger side mirror on the transfer station fence. It still seems to work.

Made pancakes in the morning and rice and stir fry for supper.

I’d hurt my leg walking down the cellar stairs last Tuesday. It’s still not 100% but much better. I missed attending the Planning Board meeting but watched it from home.

We went to a campaign event for Karen last Thursday at Dino’s. Nice crowd. Chad Smith and I had a long chat. We’ve exchanged a couple of follow on text messages.

Later in the week, an invite to interview for a programming job was withdrawn, the claim being that internal candidates were interested. OkeeDokee.

Got to meet Baby Will!

Ron came back from a shopping trip with three GORGEOUS pillows for the living room!

We’ve done nothing today but go over finances and take Lizzie outside.

Uploaded a new version of MRS. Registrations are coming in, so guess it hasn’t held anyone up. Hope it gives me a clue about errors in DotDigital ID returns.

Enjoyed a terrific Hyannis Country Garden vegetable gardening ZOOM by C.L. Fornari this evening.

South Cape Links

Draft Environmental Impact Statement & Draft Management Plan








Callie’s Beach

Ron drove the Tacoma to Callie’s Beach yesterday.

We drove to Seconsett afterwards via Metoxit and Meadow Neck Roads. This was to satisfy Ron’s curiosity about how we navigated to a house concert years ago.

Ron had done laundry earlier in the day, and we hung it outside. Brought it in around 3:30.

Yesterday was gorgeous, last night was wild, with winds up to 37 mph. Incredibly, we kept power and internet.

Mashpee Voter Participation

For Mashpee’s 2021 town-level elections, total eligible voters by precinct numbered 12,072—with only 1,709 community members showing up to the polls, about 14%.

The May 2021 annual Town Meeting, said Town Clerk Deborah (Dami) Kaye, “was even more dismal” with about 464 people present to approve a $62 million budget. 


Easter; Bittercress

I did more Bittercress weeding, especially in the “tea garden” area. Also pruned the Autumn Clematis.

Lizzie has been in and out all morning, supervising.

Good day yesterday. Did a brief standout for Karen in the morning, got to catch up with Mary. Ron and I picked up produce at the farm stand; good thing, it’s closed today. Before that, we stopped at Windfall to look for Nobska Farms pepper spice, but sadly, it seems they are no longer in business.

The farm is gone for sure. We drove to Nobska Road and there’s a house under renovation at the corner. Sad to see a local institution has disappeared.

On the way home, we bought a pizza at Speedway. I must have been beat, put it in the oven without removing the cardboard. It was still pretty good. Made a green salad to go with it.

We watched the end of Season 1 of Ragnarok.

Good Presentation by DNR

Yesterday, the Mashpee Department of Natural Resources presented a ton of good info on the state of our lakes and ponds, including recommendations from consultants Fuss & O’Neill, who did a fine job – my word.

Ron set up the deck umbrella.

We hung out laundry but too late for it to dry completely, so Ron brought it all back in and threw it in the dryer.

Ron had given me $25 as compensation for a $5 Ace coupon, but turns out the batteries he got for the solar tights work. So, I spent it on supper from Fresh Roll. I could get used to living like that.

Installed the Opera web browser. Nice!

Thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of episodes of Ragnarok. Happy Netflix is planning a Season 3.

Lizzie woke up briefly in the early hours but went right back to sleep.

More Leaves, Yardwork

Yesterday I raked, pruned and even watered for the first time this season.

Ron got around to painting the umbrella post.

Doggo seems to hate her new med. She let her food sit for the entire day until Ron tossed it, after which she wolfed down a whole can of fresh food. She’s taken to eating kibble again; great for her teeth.

My turtle photo is getting likes on the Falmouth Wildlife FB page.

Applied for a dev job at Cape Air.

Made soup. Good, too.

Paid bills.