Mischief, me? The chance would be a fine thing.
Actually over the past two months or so my eldest boy has developed an interest in learning to play the guitar,
something of a revelation to me as previously he'd never shown the slightest interest.
I managed to buy him a really good second-hand acoustic for a song (pardon the humor). So far he is doing extraordinarily well. I'm using my free time during his summer holiday teaching him.
Oh yay!! I catch up just in time to see the worst of the job done and in time to turn my ear to the beginning of young son's guitar journey. Those lessons you are giving him will be treasures to last a lifetime.
A strange thing.
I have a clock on the wall in our dining area, we've had it for ten years and it's just a bog standard battery-powered clock.
Nothing strange so far but here's the twist, it gains 3 minutes in a month but only after setting it to the correct time, if I leave it 3 minutes fast it stays 3 minutes fast Infinitum. It's now a year since I set it and it's still 3 minutes fast, how?
On the plus side, it prevents us being late for appointments.
I've managed to do a little job, only took a day. I've divided the garden in half with a trellis fence to keep the dog off my vegetable patch and planting two climbing roses, just have to wait and see how it turns out.
A trellis there will sure make a huge improvement for your eyesore problem. I just rolled up all my "spare" money in my change jar. There was $75 dollars in there! That is 1 years change...It would be a long wait to reach $500
Just let the guy that owns that house complain after I build a trellis and block his light some! A few well-chosen English expletives with a few Japanese ones thrown in for good measure would be in order I think. Not that I'm given to swearing but it makes me so mad having to see that each time I look out from my window.