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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

Ah, April, time will tell if we will get much in the way of April showers this year. So far, our rain has been sparse, and we are already in a deficit. I confess, for the week my 100-year-old piano was in the POD, I was fine with it NOT raining a lot. I had a couple of damp-rid in there, and it was my first experience using them. I was impressed. It didn't feel or smell anywhere near as damp and musty as I feared it would. Watching the POD driver maneuver his way down my driveway to get that thing placed where it needed to be was truly impressive. I called his boss to commend him.

The flooring was completed with less drama and in less time than I feared it would. The first day was tearing out the living room and mudding the surface to get it level. The next day one guy was laying the flooring in the living room while the tear out was continuing in the kitchen and the kitchen and laundry room got halfway done with the flooring that day. The third day they finished the flooring and started on the quarter rounds. That was finished along with replacing baseboard where they were missing the fourth day. The fifth day the guy came to stain the baseboards and quarter-round - and the work was done. There was a weekend in the middle, so the work went from Wednesday through the following Tuesday. The movers came to move the furniture back in on Wednesday, the POD was picked up Friday, and I have my fingers and toes and arms and legs and eyes all crossed hoping that this is the end of home repairs for a while!

Naturally since everything had to be emptied and removed from those rooms, this has provided another opportunity for purging. I have filled my car twice with stuff for donation and there is more to go. I took a couple of days off work to get furniture moved back into place and restore some semblance of order because the chaos and upheaval proves difficult to deal with after a few days.

This is the first time in decades the flooring has been consistent in the main part of the house. I'm still reveling in it.

I got my second shot right before I had to get the rooms cleared. I had hoped to take the day after the shot off from work in case I had a reaction, but there were too many crisis so I worked, even though I was definitely reacting to the shot - fever, extreme fatigue, headache, etc. That lasted for a couple of days and then everything was fine. I also had some sore and achy muscles, but I confounded my variables on that one by pushing furniture around (an activity which often results in sore and achy muscles).

The cherry tree removal was a fascinating thing to watch, one climber, one guy drying the front loader, and 3 guys doing clean-up and cutting on the ground. The entire process took less than 2 hours and they did a great job! No damage to anything, they arrived when they said they would, clearly everyone knew what he was doing, and for the first time EVER I did not have a mess to clean up when the job was done. I was very pleased and relieved to have that risk gone.

I have an electric keyboard and stand that needs to find a new home. The piano has full size keys, lots of special effects, lots of different instruments, and the stand folds up so both pieces wind up not taking up a lot of room. But in my letting go of things I do not use, that instrument is on the block. If you are interested in taking it off my hands, let me know. It is free to a good home.

Stay safe everyone, hope to see you at one of the events this month!


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