This handsome creature was on my bed the other night. I'm surprised I didn't scream out loud! I pay Terminix every quarter to keep my house and garage pest free. EW! So yes, I smacked him with my shoe and then had to change the sheets before I could get to sleep. Also had to take a sleeping pill that night.
sprinkler system broken part
Saturday morning when I went to enjoy coffee on the lanai, I noticed the drip system was watering the plants. Usually this happens around 6pm every day. Being the confident homeowner that I am, I went to the controls to turn off the system. Sprinklers still on. My next door neighbors weren't home so I called a guy that I kind of know who lives further away. I just needed the water to the sprinklers turned off until Monday when I could call a professional.
Of course, being a MAN ... he just thought he would fix it for me. He sent me to the closest nursery to get a diaphragm and a solenoid. Naturally they don't sell them separately any more so I bought the whole valve system ($25). My sprinkler system was installed just three years ago but the new pieces are not quite the right size. Matt had to go work and sent me to Home Depot ($18). Ugh I hate that place. After asking for help 3-4 times, finally a nice senior man helped me ... but also had to sell me the whole valve.
Since the water was off, I decided not to bug Matt to come back and would wait to call a service on Monday. But he called me and came over Sunday morning. I got tired of listening to the technical talk but he cannibalized the Home Depot part and got what he needed. He wouldn't let me toss the rest of it ... just in case! Now I can return the nursery one and get my money back. All he needed was the solenoid.
I can't do it today because I am waiting for Terminix to come spray my house. Yesterday I saw this ...
Paradise does have a few icky parts ...