He is working on a few projects, as well as helping with some of the things that I am doing. He is finding a lot of little things to take care of around here. Yesterday, though, we had kind of a sluggish "lay around day" and didn't get a lot accomplished.
It's because of the TV!
Since we are self quarantined, we splurged and upgraded to a thing called "Spectrum Stream TV" for $24.99 a month. We already have Spectrum Internet for $45 a month. So this will be added to the monthly bill.
We have only had broadcast antenna tv to watch since moving here with limited stations. But we do have a Smart TV so we can get online for free things to watch. That is limited too, but we don't watch that much tv anyhow. There is really nothing on the major prime time tv networks that interests us. Mostly just the old shows on MeTV like Andy Griffith and Hogans Heros etc and PBS shows. We are located 40+ miles from the nearest tv towers, so our antenna isn't always the best, and goes out during rain and snow and ice.
This Spectrum Stream TV app lets us watch unlocked episodes now of all the stuff on History and HGTV and about 25 other stations as well as all of our local stations. So when the broadcast TV antenna acts goofy in bad weather, we will still get all of our local stations. It doesn't have as many stations as the regular (more expensive) Spectrum cable, but it's good enough for what we only want to watch.
We can watch live tv, or on demand shows too now. We sat around yesterday and watched a bunch of shows of Steve's favorite American Pickers, as well as a bunch of HGTV shows and caught up on one of our other home fixing favorites, Home Town with Ben and Erin of Laurel Mississippi.
Sadly, we don't get DIY. Because then we would catch up on all of the episodes of Rehab Addict with Nicole Curtis of Detroit. I love her shows the most!
So that is why we didn't get a lot of other things done....
The sun was out yesterday and even though it was only about 40 degrees it was very pleasant. We spent some time sitting out on the front porch in the sunshine, just soaking in the vitamin D. We took the dogs for a walk up and down the road for about half of mile, practicing our "social distancing" by just waving at people as they drove by.
We did take the dogs out in the backyard for a while too. The snow is melting and it's reduced itself to a crystal like sparkly sugar snow that kind of rustles andf tinkles out of the way when you walk on it. It's really actually pretty and sparkles in the sun.
I screwed a hook into the tree to hang the loops on. Look at the big holes in the bark from the damage caused by the deer hooves... from balancing against the tree to get their heads up near the bird feeder! Now it will be too high and there's no way they can reach it.
While I was filling the bird feeder, a huge flock of red-winged blackbirds were angrily chirping at me from up in the tallest pine tree. They wanted me to get out of the way so they could get back down to the seeds that they were gobbling up. We are filling all of the bird feeders everyday, and a suet block at least every other day for the woodpeckers. Spring is finally here.
We did do one silly thing inside of the house which might show that we are getting kind of bored. We rearranged our bedroom! It meant crawling under the king sized bed and hand screwing up the three center support legs. Then we could rotate the entire bed 180 degrees without dismantling it. Yes, the doggies thought that was fun!
Now the wall switch has been moved, I decided I wanted the headboard of the bed put against that wall where the original switch had been. I have a devious plan in mind... When we get around to replacing the windows all around the house, I would like to install two NEW windows on the East wall opposite the foot of the bed.
We already have a powered windshield shade in our motorhome and is just one of the most delightful things to press that button and open up the window to expose the day.
Kind of a crazy little thrill, but hey, I think it would be kind of nice???