That was the temperature at the Rideau Camp this morning. Here at Mist Cottage, where we wisely spent the night, the morning temperature is 3C. Inside the house the temperature was 18C when I arose at 6:25 a.m. The heat has not yet been turned on this autumn. This little house retained much of its heat through a cold night, despite the thin sheet of plywood, that is the wall below the new windows in the dining area. With any luck we can avoid turning the heat on for another few weeks!
Frost! We will see how much of the garden has succumbed!
Another sunny day has dawned. I sit in the living room, in my comfortable chair, watching the light quicken. On my lap is the computer, on which I enter these characters on the page. To my side is my crocheted blanket project, ready to be taken up at any time, as the mood strikes. As well, there sits my new book, Kristan Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset, waiting to keep me company. I have books in progress here at my easy chair, beside the throne in the bathroom, and at Grace The Trailer. Everywhere I go I have familiar friends waiting for me, anxious to tell me their news and spend time with me.
Attila sleeps. He requires much more sleep than I do. It has always been this way. Until I moved myself into a twin bed some years ago, I seldom had a good night’s sleep. Attila snores. In addition he has severe, very severe, restless leg syndrome. His legs would shake the bed like an earthquake, jerking me awake, then his snoring would keep me awake after the sudden jarring movement. Before sleeping with Attila, I was a single Mom. Sleep was a light experience, when every noise in the house, during the night, would put me on the alert. All of these factors combined, with my “farm girl” biological clock, early to bed, early to rise, to make for many nights of sleep deficit. “Sleeping in” isn’t something I have ever done, although it does happen when I run a high fever, so I kind of know what it is like. The only up side of being sick is that I can rest effortlessly.
Today we have been working on the new windows. They are coming along. Attila prepared the interior wall, I installed the insulation, and the vapour barrier. Attila installed the drywall over the vapour barrier. We are hoping to get the drywall mudded, and the exterior wall painted by the end of the day.
Date: 12:00 PM EDT Sunday 1 October 2017
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 103.0 kPa
Dew point: 5.3°C
Wind: WSW 13 km/h
Visibility: 24 km
“Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
1850 – 1894