I am so bummed about this really cold spell. I think I am turning into a winter wimp! At least we aren’t going to get the big snow from this one. Pixie really doesn’t understand how good she has it all warm inside.
She also has no idea what is in store with a new home for her! On that front, our closing is delayed. Being as this is a bank owned home, I am not all that surprised about a delay. We are all set on our end, so all we can do is wait. I sort of feel like we are an airplane circling around the runway waiting for permission to land and get things moving. We have a trip planned in less than 3 weeks, so hopefully closing will happen before that.
So, you all know that I am a handy ma’am, right? I do pretty much everything or try to figure it out. However, appliances aren’t my thing. Our dryer conked out last fall and John put in a new heating element and got it going again. I was a happy camper. Then not too long ago, it started making a terrible banging noise when we ran it. It was so loud that it was interrupting my work even though the dryer is on the other side of the house. It still dried the clothes, though. Then last week it stopped getting hot and drying the clothes. Sigh. We were going to buy new appliances when we move and leave the old ones here. The object is not to buy a new one now and have to move it, but I am not going to go without a dryer for a couple months. First world problem, yes, but I don’t care. Anyway, John decided to actually take the dryer apart to see if we could get this one running again. Have you ever seen the inside of a dryer?
I just clean the lint trap on it and that’s about it. Anyway, the rollers inside were all misshapen, which is what was causing the banging. So, John got online and ordered some new ones and a new heating element (turns out it was the temperature sensor and not the element, but whatever). Those parts came today and John fixed the dryer!
We now have a quiet, working dryer! Of course, this will be left behind, but at least we will leave a working one behind and I don’t have to string clothes up all over the house to dry. I have to say that I am super impressed with his skills. We make a really good home repair/renovation team. I need to get him to do house flips with me, which he is not interested in…
I took him out for a couple slices of pizza for dinner as a reward, too.
Anyway, today I did a circuit workout. I haven’t posted a workout in eons, so thought you might like to see one again. I used the Bowflex and dumbbells for this.
|Squats||3 sets of 10|
|Seated lat row||3 sets of 10|
|Incline Chest Press||3 sets of 10|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10|
|Arnold Press||3 sets of 10|
|Triceps Kickbacks||3 sets of 10|
|Reverse Crunches||3 sets of 10|
|Low Back Extension||3 sets of 10|
I interspersed 5 minutes segments on the bike between a few sets. It’s so cold, though, that I barely even broke a sweat by the time I was done!
Will it be spring soon? Oh wait, it’s still January…