Today starts out with soft rain, which reduces the middle distance to values of lovely gray.
Then P reminds me that today is the day we play plumbers and replace the seals in our leaky tub faucets. This is not a big job except that in order to turn off the water we need to go outside and pry up a manhole cover near the driveway and use the large rebar T to reach down into the mud and turn the faucet-like thing. We ran outside between showers and got the water turned off; then I disassembled the faucet handles and he then went to Ace to buy new seals. Meanwhile I drew the parts in the order that we took them apart.
After this actually enjoyable fix-up event I ran down to check the orchids and discovered many tiny black shiny beetles sucking the lifeblood out of them. I carefully picked one and brought it home to see if I could rescue the blossom from the beetles and help it open in a vase. Tomorrow: Safer Soap spray on the plants in the woods.