Monday was a nice day. Very peaceful, as you can see from the pic of Olivia sleeping on the dog sofa. I wish I could sleep like that.
We decided that it was time to finish the deck. We built a 10 x 10 deck for our 10 x 10 screen house this summer, and had enough lumber to add a 5 x 10 addition. With the Indian Summer we've been having for the past few days, we finally found the incentive to do it.
I did the measuring, cutting, and drilling of clearance holes for the decking nails. Pamela did the hammering.
The 1 x 6 x 10 decking we ordered turned out to be 1 x 6 x 12 (or so). so I got out my square, drew a line, ran an extension cord from the circular saw to the generator, and... the generator wouldn't start. Dead battery. I hooked up a solar panel to it but it was very cloudy and late in the afternoon and I couldn't get a charge on the battery. Maybe I can finish this today.
But we could still stick the barbecue up there. I also moved the battery and controller for the solar panels on the deck. I dunno. Just to get them off the ground, I guess.
After three victory beers while waiting for the generator's battery to charge, I decided it was time to go. I had the two pitbulls, Chevy and Ruby, but no Olivia the German Shorthaired Pointer. After some searching, I found her pointing at this.
Its a bee hive made in a knot hole of a tree, with honey oozing out of it. Some critter, probably a bear, tried to get at it. Whatever it was (Bigfoot?) it left a scent that Olivia was fixated on.
I had to drag her out of there. I'll put the game camera on that tree today. Whatever it was might come back for more.