I need a new pic for the Junk Drawer. Then again, it is a junk drawer and hasn't changed much in a long time. Maybe I should clean it.
Then again the wandering has not been happening much lately either. The nasty sickness from early December is back, not as bad, but back. It is a viral thing too.. Silly me asked the doctor to give me a broadbase anti-viral. He said there is no such thing. I have to tough it out for 2-3 months. It has been two months. I guess I watched too much SF because I would have swore they had stuff for viruses.
I wish. This thing makes it hard to work, let alone finish writing projects, or wander. But I am doing some of that wandering now, I sure am.
At The Farm, there is a mountain of work to do. I have started helping my Dad do some of that. We got a lot planned for Spring, so we have to get prepared. Being sick, and the relentless snow and cold, especially this weekend, is making it hard to get a lot done.There is so much to do, so much to transfer to the Old Barn, to preserve and save all those treasures.
We even plan to build a new house, which if you are keeping count, would be the third house on the property since it was homesteaded in 1882. I never saw the first one, still have not found a picture, but there is plenty to go through. I do remember the second one, but that is, sadly, now gone too. So we are gonna build another one.
I know complaing about the warm winter sounds funny, but up north here, there is plenty of snow and the wind off the hill cuts right through a person. I would swear that the winters of my childhood, back in the Fashioned Challenged Seventies, were much colder. I don't remember them that way at all. Might be my age,might be that there is no house or power or my Grandma baking cookies in the kitchen to come in to after being out in the cold barn.
The power is disconnected, first time since they put in electricity back in 1937. We'll get that hooked up in spring so we can use power tools. Unlike my great-great-grandfather, we'll want power for tools. Feels like cheating though, it really does. That is another post though. For now, we freeze and do our thing. Still not as tough as those old guys. no where near.
Other than that, January was a long month, and Febuary is going to be too. Thats ok, we'll get it done. Then we can spend the weekend at The Farm, not in a hotel. Better 1/2 has Grandma's recipes so maybe I can get her to bake some cookies.
Until next time...