Today was a tough day. I bought my property off of the internet a few weeks ago. It had a picture of where the lot was on the sale. So I go there, and it turns out that the property is not where it was depicted on the map. Well, a little bit of research turns up the lot, and I move over one lot. Now someone shows up and says that he owns this lot. So this morning we pull out the paperwork. We find that 2 described lots (mine and his) are indeed different pieces of property. We are neighbors. He convinced me that the property that I am currently on is his, and that the property that I bought is actually 5 acres over.
This is not nearly as good for the dogs because the neighbors are much closer. Also, it is more thicket-like, and I will have to clear a road from scratch. It is further away from water, and the trees are younger and thinner. Not real happy about this – I liked the lot where I was.
Rethreaded the gears on the bike. Not trivial with used frayed cable, but did manage to do it with most of the cable – some thread didn’t make it all the way, and will have to be cut when I can afford something to cut the frayed parts with. Still missing a bolt to mount the gear shifter with (I lost it). Then I can adjust everything.
Backpack zippers both broke. Now whoever invented the zipper truly is genius cause I have never really been able to figure them out. Bought it when the car broke down (not that long ago) from the dollar store ($6). Now I need safety pins I guess. I went back to the store try to get another backpack, but they didn’t have them anymore. Spent the $6 instead on fruit and yoghurt for the 4th grader I tutored last night. And yes, she only eats the expensive yoghurt, the kind with Trix candy in it…she doesn’t really like yoghurt. Everything is a battle.