Day five of vacation.
The first thing I was looking forward to was taking out the garbage. Now with me being away most of the week, I always miss garbage pick up day. Now I could take my garbage back to Cleveland, but I’m not a fan of loading bags of garbage and driving around with them. Now I used to take a few bags at a time and dump them in a former girlfriend’s dumpster when I went to visit – but that’s not an option anymore. So I bought the HUGE 55-gallon lawn and garden bags and was able to get 2-3 regular sized black bags in them. I loaded them up and set them out for pick-up. My condo rules state that I can only have 6 bags at the curb each week. So I crammed everything in those bags and set them out at the curb. When I got back from Lowes, they were gone and I gained a lot more room in my garage.
When I went to Lowes, I decided to upgrade some power tools. With my interest in building furniture (mainly anything with flat surfaces – tables, shelves, bookcases…) I wanted a miter saw. After speaking with a lot of people – they kept telling me to get a 12″ sliding compound miter saw from DeWalt. This was the top of the line and it is what the pros use. It is also close to $600. Not really in my budget range. I looked at the selection and ended up getting Lowes instore brand Kobalt 10″ 15 amp sliding compound miter saw. It can cut multiple angles and boards up to 3″ x12″. This was all I was going to need. And it cost a much more budget friendly $199. While I was there, I also picked up two more bags of mulch and a Hitachi 18volt 1/2″ drill/driver with Lithium batteries. I wanted something new.
I came home and spread out the mulch. I need 6 CF of mulch for the front flower beds. Now growing up, I always dreaded “mulch day”. My parents would order a “truckload” of mulch and have it dropped at the end of the driveway on a Saturday morning and all the kids had to help out moving mulch for the day. The mulch was dropped off in secrecy and we didn’t know it was coming until we heard the back-up beeps of the truck. But since this my own place – I had a greater interest in doing this.
Now I started cleaning the garage. It has been a while since I was able to get a complete clean-out and sweep down. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. I ended up with a few more boxes of trash (that I’m hauling to CLE on Sunday).
On a side note: 100.7 The Zone, an alternative radio station is changing formats. I started listening to it a few years ago when it was broadcast on 106.5 FM. But formats changed and the station was regulated to 106.5 HD-2, the high-definition station while the over the air station went to THE TICKET, a sports-orientated format. Then – some moving around of frequencies and it appeared on 100.7 FM for a while. Well, that is coming to an end. The station can still be heard via the internet OR 95.4 HD-3, yes the THIRD high-definition sub signal. Tomorrow is the switchover at 10:07 a.m.
Dinner was at the Maumee Bay Brew Pub. I met some friends and enjoyed a good meal.
When I got home, I picked up my mail. I received my iPod Touch. I shall now spend the next few days playing Angry Birds.