We just installed a greywater system that lets us redirect water from the washer to the planters in our front yard. It was a one day project, and best of all, no permit is required in California!
Here’s how we set up our system, including the parts we bought. If you would like to replicate this system, your parts may vary based on the locations of your washer, sewer pipe, and rain barrel. Check out the links at the end for more examples, parts lists, and regulations.
With all the rain we’ve been getting here in Southern California, mushrooms are popping up in lawns everywhere. I’ve really enjoyed watching the circle of mushrooms emerge on our front lawn. They appeared on a day when all my electronics were going wonky, and as I told the kids this was because there was too much magic in the air, they nodded very seriously.
I’m lucky they still play along with me.
Another gorgeous turkey cooked by the hubby. We finally finished eating it on the last day of Thanksgiving weekend. R.I.P.
Our teenager used Google Translate to verify an essay about his family for Chinese class. He described his dad as being tall. Here’s what Google Translate had to say about that.
We’ve been watching our favorite movies in French language mode. It’s a blast. Everything is funnier in French.
A month ago I learned how to play poker. I can’t believe I’ve been alive this long and only now learned how to play this game. Poker is beautiful. It’s more beautiful than chess.
Today Dante Basco, a.k.a. Prince Zuko, autographed our family’s treasured Avatar DVDs
I just finished reading the first Jack Reacher novel, by Lee Child. Wow, the amount of blood-letting stretched the imagination. Other than that it was a pretty good story. I can see why some people thought Tom Cruise was not a good pick for the role of Jack in the movie version. I think Brad Pitt or Chris Evans (Captain America) would be better fits.