my sister happened to be there, dropping off her dog while she went to work. i had to empty the catch barrel before i could move it, so i attached it to the sprinkler and gave hailey some exercise. i also used the hose to water some plants.
i went to the watertown home depot to pick up 2 2x8x16" cement stepping stones ($1.52/each) to elevate the catch barrel. back in belmont i raised the barrel by 2 inches, which seemed to be enough, and will raise the water level in the other barrels by 2 inches as well. when i reattached the hosing, i noticed the hose from the rain barrel by the living room window kept on leaking. i finally fixed it by tapping in tighter the brass fitting before clamping it with a hose clamp (i found out the black plastic clamp had split); it didn't leak after that. once that was done, i turned on all the spigots so the catch barrel will fill up with rain water.
my mother asked me to stop by the cafe when i returned home, as my 2nd aunt had more taiwanese snacks for me. i also left with a container of inari sushi with fish eggs which i ate when i got back, the blueberry granola yogurt i had for lunch already left me hungry.
i forgot to add the arugula to the pasta salad yesterday, which i ended up doing tonight when i had more salad for dinner. the dressing sort of dries up, but i had some left over which i drizzled onto the pasta to rehydrate everything. i also cut up the watermelon i got yesterday.