It is already ten o'clock and it seems like I just got out of bed. The day is slipping away from me, as it often does when there are so many delightful projects on my list. It helps too that the sun is shining, and the leaves are conversing with the breeze. It helps that I have a screened in porch where I can sit protected from the biters (mosquitoes, black flies, yellow jackets).
I had given up the daily walk outdoors for a few days because I just could not face the mosquito swarms. However, on Saturday I forced myself out there in full regalia, covered from the tip of my head to my toes with heavy clothing and nets, with only my hands exposed but able to constantly chaff in order to avoid bites. The pump was primed and I now set forth every morning without hesitation. My escort of dragonflies keeps me company, snatching the mosquitoes right out from under my nose, quite literally.
Attila is doing a fine job on the new window. His workmanship on this job is outstanding. He has a few finishing touches left, the cedar window sill, the baseboard trim, then he will be ready to tackle the exterior siding. The list of projects related to last winter's snow will not be exhausted, he still needs to get up on the roof to install snow guards and replace the plumping vent pipe.
The firewood we have been moving into the wood shed for this winter will not be quite enough it seems. Attila could spend his summer felling, sectioning, splitting and carrying the additional wood we will need, from our property. But I am not willing to lose him completely this summer. Oh no, I want Attila to sit with me of an evening in that wonderful screened in porch. So, I took it upon myself to call a local supplier and order twelve cords of firewood to be delivered sometime in June. I don't know where we will find the cash for this purchase, it will cost almost $900, but I will find a way. Of course, once it arrives it has to be carried and stacked in the wood shed. That will not take up as much time as starting with a standing tree!
One of the projects I am currently working on is organizing my computers. Presently I have a desktop and a laptop setup. Using them both intermittently, the filing organization has been, shall we say, less than adequate. I have been working on backing up and organizing files for four days now, and the end is not in sight. I work until I am tired and starting to make mistakes, then I stop and relax for a while, watching the leaves play in the breeze, falling asleep in my chair. Then I am back at it again. If there was a deadline this would be stressful. No deadline, so I am having lots of fun.
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Attila on Holiday
By the Easy Chair
by Jane Urquhart
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