Actually it's crashpadville again for today, as I'm getting ready to move to another crash pad. My lease was up, after three years my rent had gone up and the nice police officer and his wife had bought a home and moved. I now have the Buffalo family sharing the wall and the driveway with me, as their herds of stampeding children run and squeal and play. They're a nice, hard working young couple, but multiple kids under the age of five doesn't work well when I often work weird hours and have to sleep in the day. So I'm moving to a brand new one bedroom condo with granite countertops, a huge tub, better construction, one that shares a wall with another one bedroom, likely to be quieter. It's even closer to work which is also a plus. No, it's not cheap, but here I'm "Gibbs". If I transfer closer to home I'll be a Ensign Ricky from Star Trek, on the bottom of the totem pole with pay that matches and on the road all the time or a desk bound bureaucrat. So Partner is all for me staying and doing what I love for now.
So this weekend was getting stuff packed up to move soon.
I bribed Partner in Grime to come down from the Range today to help get organized for the next long weekend when I can make the move.
He earned it. This weeks Range project was to put in a backwater valve at the same time we replaced a sewer line that had a crack in it. Flooding was a problem after unusually heavy rain events back to back, last year.
So he was ready for a little break. After the moving boxes were assembled and set in the spare bedroom it was time for lunch.
Then we ran a few errands.
As well as Dad's favorite - huckleberry salt water taffy.
OK Abby - we'll watch something more entertaining than a blank screen with you while we have a snackie supper.
Ring - it's the phone - It's Dad and he wants to say hi to both of us!
And finally - since it was "Buy a Gun Day" this week. Here's a photo Partner took of our purchase, taken down in the basement. With the new kitchen floor, major basement re-plumbing, moving costs and Dad care, our gun budget was a bit limited.