will be glad when I have completed this
training I'm involved in. It is tiring,
and on our tiny budget, incredibly expensive.
I am hoping to get through it by the
time the mosquitoes are at their peak. For
the moment though, it is one foot in
front of the other.
On the home front, yesterday it snowed all morning. Today the sun is shining and that snow is melting, melting, melting. Being in the bush, we still have a lot of winter snow hanging about. It too is melting, melting, melting. The sunshine is very uplifting.
The economic downturn is making itself felt in our circle. First the news that our Frank, in England, has been made redundant. Yesterday I talked with Harriet, and it seems her husband is being made redundant right here in Canada. These redundancies are due to plant/branch cutbacks and closures. Luckily, both of these families are, make that were, two income families. One income remains. It is the no-income families that really feel the brunt of these times! We can only watch and hope that the human suffering is minimized for the little people.
It was such a long winter that we used our entire supply of firewood and have been dipping into next winter's supply. It really isn't ready for use, but what can you do! The weather is warmer and we need have but one fire a day now, which helps considerably.
This past week at school I picked up a sore throat. So I am babying myself this weekend, plenty of sleep, lots of tasty fluids and good hearty comfort food. The cure almost makes the ailment worthwhile!
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