We've had a stretch of sunny days, with reasonable temps (lows in the teens, highs in the low 30s) for the last couple weeks.
This morning, it looks like snow, and sho 'nuff, the weather gnomes predict a rain/snow mix this afternoon, and again tomorrow ... and freezing rain/ice pellets tomorrow morning. Yuck.
I'm glad we do our weekend shopping on Saturday morning; tomorrow, we can stay in. There are always plenty of chores around the house.
One such was to have the spring on the garage door replaced, yesterday. It's the coil spring-on-a-rod type, with cables that lift the door from either side. Our spring snapped in two, a few days ago.
We heard the noise, but couldn't find the source ... until I tried to raise the door to take out the trash on Thursday. That sucker wouldn't budge, and I thought at first it had frozen in place. Never happened before, but you never know.
Then I realized the cables were dangling, slacked, and looked more closely. Ah well, that sucker was old, lightly rusted, and nobody knows how long it had been there.
But I can raise the old wooden door with one hand, now. Used to take both hands and a loud grunt. (No, I'm not talking about the retired Marine down the street ...)
We're taking a break before going out to lunch, and a cup of fresh hot tea awaits.
Thanks for stopping by!