In this summer of extreme heat and drought, there was a news story about protecting your foundation. For some time and a little bit of money now, you can make sure that you don't have major foundation repairs at a later date.
We're usually later date people.
I mentioned this to The Big Daddy and he said he was on it. He always answers really fast when he's not going to do something. Tonight, he said, while you're gone I'll do it.
The next day I asked him how it went and damn if it didn't slip his mind. Tonight, he said, I will do it. I also told him that they suggested you put more dirt around the foundation. Not top soil, but a good clay dirt that holds moisture. On it, he said.
The next day I asked him how it went and geez, oh man, tonight's the night. For sure, but first he had a better plan.
If holding in moisture around the foundation is the idea, he said, instead of getting dirt I'm going to put kitty litter there. BA. DA. BING. BA. DA. BOOM. Helloooooooo, people, moisture holding. Am I a genius or what?
I thought about going down Argument Road with him, but since we both know that there will be no watering of the foundation, no moisture holding dirt, no proactive steps taken to protect that upon which our house sits, I nodded dumbly.
Just like the Tidy Cat idea.