I was so excited to give you guys an update on the backyard today.
It’s mostly because I’ve been told by the Mr. that I should start projects and finish them instead of just doing the former. I have an excuse, though; the weather has put a bit of a damper in my plans.
I did manage to scrub down the upper deck some more (like I did last time). I feel like the labour required x outcome = almost not worth it.
We’re going to give it one more go with the pressure washer before thinking of something else.
That is, if we can fix our pressure washer.
The Pressure Washer
Two of the four ball bearings popped out of the hose attachment last year. This, unfortunately, means that the hose goes flying off like a rocket when the machine is turned on.
I was thinking about contacting the company for a replacement, but I saw a large shelf of exactly-ish what I needed at the hardware store.
There were so many different sizes and styles that I did the whole, “Buy everything and return what doesn’t fit” style of shopping. Well, sorta.
I must say, it’s a much better solution for clothes than for hardware.
I tried imagining this problem like a couple of math equations.
- There are 18 pieces that look like they might fit at the store. How many trips will it take me to buy the right piece without having to buy them all at once?
- Will I be more in the mood to champion through the customer service line on a Saturday morning or a Monday night?
- How many times will I buy the same piece, loudly proclaiming to any cashier that will listen that, “THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY IT,” before realizing I’ve already tried it before?
I just heard some horrible crashing noises outside my front door.
Thankfully, my house wasn’t falling apart. My neighbour had called for a scrap removal service and the driver was more than happy to take some extra.
Effort x result = Best yet.