Yesterday I drove quite a distance on the highway to a shopping mall, meeting Terra, Luna, Imp and Elf, who drove even further for the assignation. Terra wanted to shop with me for the dress I will wear to her wedding. I tried on many gowns, two of which were attractive and expensive, and would have purchased either. In the end though, Terra told me that having the day together was what she valued, and that I might wear the formal dress that already hangs in my closet. She helped me choose an ornament for my hair and a necklace to match the existing dress, as she felt accessories important elements of an outfit.
On the home front, the firewood is almost all stacked. A few more evenings and Attila will have finished the lot. I will need to collect all the small pieces and loose bark from the driveway to complete the job. Our source of heat is secured for the coming winter.
A small project on our list is in the way of finishing off the masonry fireplace. The ash dump exists, however access to the ash dump has yet to be created. This involves emptying out a storage closet where the access door will be installed, breaking through the concrete wall to install the access door, installing the door and then cleaning out the ash dump. This needs to be completed before the next heating season, with its fresh supply of hot ash.
Also to complete the fireplace, we need to apply a finish to the parging on the back wall and a finish to the concrete cap. These finishing touches can be done in the winter if need be, and we have still to determine just what types of materials to apply. There are building codes to consider, as these surfaces cannot be combustible.
Today will be a quiet day, spent puttering about on small tasks that offer almost instant gratification of completion.
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The Visitor's Centre at Killbear Provincial Park
Wind W 7km/h
Press 100.29 kPa
Visibility 14.0 km
Ceiling 1400 ft
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