Passed the glove section, stopped to look, always do, and imagine, they had mens' tough work gloves in size XXL. Perfect for my DH. He has huge hands. Bought 2 different pairs, they were under $6 each, and a pair of mittens. Looked for mittens for me, but no luck. No womens' at all, I wear a womans' small, mens' smallest sizes were large and then there were youth sizes but only in ski gloves.
Got back home, and tried feeding the pipe up from the outlet connection. Got it all the way through, but couldn't pull it out the top hole. The area is very small, even for my hands, so I secured the guide wires and left it for a while. Did evening chores, and then thought, if I fed it from the top at the dishwasher side down to the outlet, maybe it'd work better. So pulled it back out, undid the wire from the one end, and tied it with the wire on the other end, struggled a little to get it started but only because the angle was so bad in such a small space, but it pulled through fairly easily and I was able to fish it out the bottom with my fingers. 10 ft worked perfectly so I didn't have to go back and buy another length. Tried to attach it to the outlet, but some brute force was needed and I didn't want to break the spout, so made sure that it wasn't going to disappear inside the cabinet on either side, and left it for DH to deal with this morning. In no time at all my wonderful husband had it all re-connected, and switched it on to check for leaks. Nothing, it worked perfectly, but surprisingly loud with the bottom cover removed. Once sure it was perfect, he put the cover and woodwork back into place and voila, we have a working dishwasher. Have the 2nd load drying at present, and will go fill it up again, then all the dishes should be done.
Only found 4 eggs today, but it was warmish, up into the early 40s, so the chickens were out and about. Looked like one was laying her egg in the basements' window well, but when I went to find it, there was nothing. When I show the eggs to Anni she cowers, so methinks the lady likes eating them. The chicken house door was open today as well, so she had ample opportunity to go help herself, although I never see her do it. Border Collies are sneaky when they know they are doing something I don't allow.
Also have the 3rd load of washing in the machine - was sheet-washing-day, and I popped the bathroom mats in as well. One dark and 2 white loads - check. I'm always surprised when I open a cupboard and there are clean clothes, dish-cloths etc.
Made fried potato cakes for breakfast this morning from the mashed potatoes I did the other day. Didn't follow a recipe, so didn't add any flour or onion. Will remember to do that next time. Surprised my DH who was only expecting bacon, poached eggs, toast, cheese, tomato and avocado. Irritating that the one circuit board keeps tripping if I use too many things in the kitchen. The dishwasher, toaster and TV in the family room next door was enough to trip it this morning. Grrrr.
My DH took out the bale of hay for the cattle this morning, moved it to a new location as the squishy poop ring around the feeder was deeper than ankle depth. The sun shone today, and with the warmth lots of melting going on, so wet patches everywhere too. The cows just stand facing the sun, chewing the cud. Pretty cool to watch. They then troop down to the trees around the pond and stand under the little bit of protection there, then troop back up to the veggie garden for hay and water. They make this move several times each day, suppose the movement keeps them warm. Scotch keeps going to the feed trough looking for grain, and then just standing, staring up at the house as if to say, OK, where is the grain ? DH was skeptical when I said he was training the cows to go eat grain there, but then he realised that that's exactly what they were doing :) When I do the bale thing, I usually just go in and do it with them milling around, although Scotch is getting very brave wanting to leave the garden as soon as I open the gate. Stop what I'm doing (making breakfast) rush downstairs to flip it back on.
Saw him doing circles out in the back garden with the tractor when he'd finished :)
Yesterday when I did the errand run, driving under the trees was hairy. Those ruddy ice crystals were flying out of the trees and hitting the truck and it sounded louder than hail ! On the path to the chicken house there is a whole area filled with crunchy ice crystals that fell out of the choke cherry tree. Hopefully tomorrow we can start my chain saw and go cut those downed trees off the electric fencing. Another storm is expected to come through tomorrow night, so I need to go pick up another 2 bales of hay tomorrow.