Projects

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This will be a good week for outdoor projects.  I am rebuilding the porch on my main entryway this week and I will be building a new shed in my backyard.  I generally price the jobs out and pick up what I need at Home Depot.  I am not one to buy kits or hire someone to do it for me.  As long as my arms, legs, and brain work I will do it myself.

I started to do the teardown on the old porch and found myself with a nail embedded in my foot – I said “darn” yanked the board off my foot and finished what I was doing.  My wife and I decided it was time for a tetanus shot since my last one was nine years ago.  I am old school where unless it is gushing blood you just put a bandaid on it and continue on.

I built the porch over 20 years ago, the bones are still good so all I have to do is replace the deck boards.  I did the same to my 18×12 deck last summer.  I am retired so I have plenty of time to do these projects.  As they say “a body in motion stays in motion”.

I already leveled a spot for the new shed.  It will be 10×12 with room to park my lawn tractor and other implements which don’t fit into the old shed.


Forecast Discussion:

– Less Humid With Seasonable Temperatures This Week –

Slow moving upper level troughing passing through Ontario into Quebec will support more seasonable temperatures with less humidity through this week. High temperatures in the low to mid 80s can be expected, with overnight low temperatures into the 50s to low 60s.

– Chance for Showers and Storms Tonight and Wednesday –

Showers and storms will be possible tonight into Wednesday as a jet digs south through the base of the aforementioned upper trough bringing a ribbon of fgen through the area. Model guidance has trended further north with this narrow band of precip, with recent CAM solutions suggesting showers and storms may touch off as far north as US-10 then moving south. While severe weather is not expected, a few gusty winds will be possible with these showers

. – Mainly Dry Through at Least Sunday –

Beyond precip chances tonight into Wednesday, surface ridging and dry air will move in from the northwest as upper troughing continues to slowly pivot further into Quebec. Surface high pressure will keep conditions dry through the weekend with continued seasonal temperatures. Models then hint at a southern stream shortwave moving north bringing showers through the Ohio Valley, but forecast confidence in the evolution of these features remains low at this point.


 

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My project for this week is cleaning out the garage. I have a dumpster coming and yesterday I put much of the things that I am tossing out on the driveway in front of the garage. Boy there was a lot of stuff (I could use another word) in the garage that I have had but not used in many a year. Also the garage has become a dump all for things that have been taken out of the house for “storage” well one thing that can be said of getting older if you have not used a item in… Read more »