This morning I dodged raindrops as I pounded a Grounding Rod into the ground. I was burying this six foot rod of copper into my east flower bed for the new phone box that Qwest had installed. Earlier I had checked with all the utilities to make sure there were not any surprises buried underneath. Then I borrowed a sledgehammer from a neighbor. This had all started when the phone line went dead late last month. After the Qwest technician had fixed the problem I found out they would install a new box for free. At that time I had two old fashioned telephone boxes and a mess of wiring. So the new box got installed and the outside wiring got simplified. I just needed to provide a grounding rod so the Qwest Tech can come by later and ground the box. Mission accomplished.
Then gave my bike a much needed bath.
Commuting by bike at this time of year makes for a very dirty bike. Monday I drove because I had a meeting in the evening and Tuesday I thought the roads were too slick to bike. But the rest of the week my bike had plenty of chances to attract some dirt.
I also did some yard work. I am very excited because the daffodills that my neighbor Celeste gave me are starting to poke out of the ground. Celeste passed away last year, so these flowers will be a nice memorial of her.