My electronics and equipment have taken way like the trees to shed and hop to be reborn into something new in the spring. A few weeks ago when I was mowing the jungle of grass that has been growing wildly while the house has been unoccupied my mower decided to stop working. I found it hard to believe that it was ready to quit on me especially since it was only a year old and had only experienced small desert grasses. Today, however, I learned that the mower had regained some life and was ready to try again. It seems that I did not have enough power for my grass levels. I slowed down my mowing using extra caution when pushing through the overgrowth and managed to bring my lawn to an even, clean 2 inches. I know my next mowing outing will be much easier now that the unruly grass has been tamed.
Two nights ago my silly 50 inch Plasma T.V. decided to die on me, but not without some lovely popping sounds. After doing some research and speaking with a local T.V. repair man he sadly informed us that our T.V. has only begun to see it’s malfunctions due to it’s age and it being one of the first attempts at a larger screen during it’s selling prime. Sadly this has pushed us into the buying a new T.V. category instead of repairing a T.V. that will cost more over time than a newer model. I am thinking about keeping the old T.V. for some tinkering fun, but we shall see.
This is a horrible time of year to start needing things like T.V.s and new equipment for our knifing side business. Some of the equipment seemed to have been damaged during the move regardless of the high priority tags placed by the movers themselves. Luckily the next orders that have been placed will cover the cost of replacing this equipment, but in order to collect the money we have to make the knives first. Just an old fashion catch 22 which would be a little easier to manage if I did not have my girls birthdays and the other holiday expenses in the next 6 weeks.
On another note I have decided to fully emerge myself into our new girl scout troop. It may be a much smaller and inactive troop compared to what I am used to, but I have volunteered to be the Daisy troop leader. I am hoping that in doing so that I can add in some more events and activities for the girls while creating some excitement for other girls who may not know what girl scouts are about to see. I want to increase the numbers of girls in the troop, but above all I want to have an event outside of meetings available weekly!
The girls scouts have two events coming up. The first event is the bridging ceremony where they celebrate new troop members as well as troop members moving up a rank. The girls already had their bridging meeting at the end of the girl scout season with their previous troop, but I have volunteered to help lead decorations and support the other girls. Besides the girls will need their new troop numbers and symbols. The next event is walking in the the local Christmas parade. I need to turn the girls into giant presents! I have no idea what kind of gifts we are going to be, but at least the giant boxes will hide any warm weather clothing they maybe wearing! I trip to pinterest is in order!