Monday, November 17, 2014
Last Week in Review
Speedily, as they always do.
Monday saw the first snow of the season. It was kind of gross, a lot of sleet mixed into a wet snow. There were dire warnings of heavy accumulation, but they didn't come to pass, thankfully. There was still a fair amount of shoveling to be done, but I bought myself a new push-shovel thingie that is quite great. Oh, you're still out there shoveling, but it's lightweight with a set of hand grips low on the handle, perfect for heaving various sized shovelfuls to the side.
The rest of the week was cold, and long, and grey. The Ladies of the Coop never set foot outside, as they hate snow. They will likely spend their days inside from now on. I don't know why they dislike the snow so much, but there you have it. My quirky girls are not pleased by the white stuff that has appeared.
Friday was errand running after work, followed by a weekend of dealing with wood. Lots and lots of wood. So much wood...anyway, the stacks are reappearing which is such a comfortable feeling. In two weeks time, I went from feeling secure in my heat source to having pretty much nothing and back to comfortable again. I must say, I really like feeling heat-secure. Of course, my version of heat-secure means a lot of stacking of wood. When it is good, dry seasoned stuff, it's not heavy by any means, but it sure is repetitive and wearying. My back has certainly been talking to me for the past couple of days, not to mention my healing foot. The continued cold certainly is helping that particular body part.
I have a feeling that this winter is going to be a long one. Hopefully, we won't get too many more polar vortex episodes and we'll have less snow this year. I've got my pile of wood, and my new shovel, so I'm feeling fairly ready. Bring on the snowflakes!