Work to do

Spring is trying to creep in here. Yesterday was well above freezing, this morning was well below. Snow is almost all gone in the yard, but certainly not out at the lake! In fact the lakes all around are still quite frozen over.


Lots of work needs doing around the house, and it will be interesting to see if I can manage any of it – and how. I have not come through the Winter well. Then there is all the work waiting out at the cabin. Likewise many a large question mark hangs over that. It will be at least May before I can even try to go out there as the snow likes to hang about in deep drifts on dark corners of the road.

But the first step is get ready for the return of The Wife. This involves baking cookies. We should at least have cookies.

Soft chocolate chip.

After all, she will be experiencing extreme time change (8 hours off) plus two days with essentially no sleep because the flight is so messed up. Not good for people our age. She will definitely deserve a cookie after that. So will I.


Work continues

Here’s a picture of where I’ve been working at the cabin: underneath it. The dirt was up to the logs here and needed to be removed so that I could get through and run electric lines and water pipe.

Taken with Kodak P850

Yes it’s every bit as unpleasant an environment as it looks. Even more so. On the positive side I did get through and yesterday managed to get the electric outlet for the water pump installed and the outside electric outlet in back (for the trailer) as well as the water inlet connection. How much easier it all was before we had the place ‘skirted’! You could run a line in through anywhere then.

I also found some holes that need fixing up, and where the packrat got out. He doesn’t seem to be there anymore, which is fine by me.

The next step will be fixing up some of the road so the trailer can be brought in without damage (it’s really rough in spots) and then replacing the batteries so the inverter can run something heavier than a couple of lights and the Internet set-up.

You don’t have to understand any of this beyond the fact I know what I’m doing. Sometimes I wish I didn’t. It’s be easier to say “can’t do it; don’t know how” and save the effort!