Replaced kitchen taps/faucets

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Yesterday I dug in to swapping out my taps/faucets – the biggest part was probably just moving the washing machine. It is of course heavy, and very tightly squeezed in to its slot. I’ve done it plenty of times though, so it’s smooth enough. The old tap, with the stopcock turned off and just dribbling the last water out. Removed – easy enough, only one bolt held it in place. The new tap – its so much better, with much improved water pressure and no roar. In other news, I killed a bear last night in Red Dead Redemption. When it mauled me like DiCaprio in The Revenant I felt sure I was a gonner, but I managed to get …

Collapsing shed

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2 weeks ago I mentioned my collapsing shed – in the solution of the mosquito mystery. To catch you up – the shed roof had collapsed, so I replaced it with tarps as a temporary solution. The offshoot of this was that the tarpaulin caught all the rainwater, weighed the shed down, and forced the shed to bow inward. A secondary offshoot was that all this standing water let mosquitos flourish – they were always in the house. I started bailing out the roof and the mosquitos disappeared. Today I took some pictures, after fresh rainfall on Friday. All bailed out. Now I move on to replacing kitchen taps. At some point, in between buying cowboy clothes at Debenhams (?) …