The skies are grey, the temperature has risen above freezing, so the world is drip, drip, dripping. Ginger and I are enjoying our cozy home, it is certainly warm and peaceful in here!
Although out in the world it is oh so dreary, I have had good news. Hydro, and the electrician tell me they should have the electrical service upgrade done before Christmas. I have talked to the company that installed the furnace and they say they can come before Christmas to finish the furnace install once the hydro service is upgraded. I will believe it when I see it, but having said that, I do think this is a go, that it will really happen.
My Mom, my brother-in-law, and my sisters have Covid. So far they are doing well enough, my Mom’s main concern is that she will miss her bridge games for a few weeks. I love my Mom.
I received my usual invitation to a Department alumni lecture. It sounds interesting, but I won’t be attending. Perhaps one of these years a lecture that is so interesting I cannot resist attending will present itself. This has not happened yet.
The filing I’ve been working on is almost under control. Gosh modern life is complicated and full of paperwork, despite the new digital age. This has been a year of much expense and administrative activity; there will be some whopping huge bills to pay in December. But, as Annie says, “tomorrow is only a day away”.
The garden is starting to peep through the snow, and the only fresh produce left to harvest is the kale. The tomatoes are almost all ripe now, as they sit in their boxes in the basement, which means we can use our tomato mill to process them any time. The tomato mill has not yet been used for milling tomatoes, but the meat grinding attachment has been used many times over. Who knew the meat grinder would be such a handy tool.
Updated on Wed, Nov 23, 1:45 PM
FEELS LIKE 3
Wind 4 N km/h
Humidity 76 %
Visibility 20 km
Sunrise 7:13 AM
Wind gust 7 km/h
Pressure 102.3 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 4:34 PM
“Don’t believe in imagining things different from what they really are. When the Lord puts us in certain circumstances He doesn’t mean for us to imagine them away.”
L. M. Montgomery
1874 – 1942
Fingers, eyes, toes crossed that your heating situation is all finished before Christmas! So sorry your family got Covid. Hope they recover quickly. My sister and my daughter both go t Covid and then my daughter had bronchitis after Covid and I believe my sister had bronchitis before she caught Covid. She has a little granddaughter in preschool so catches so much from her! Stay well, Maggie!
Thank you Eileen! Yes, the children are the highway for viruses, bless their hearts. I remember when my daughter was in daycare, then in school, she caught so many things. I’ve been lucky in that I seldom get sick, but Covid was a real experience, thank goodness for vaccinations. Stay well Eileen!
I also hope you get the Christmas gift of all work done and a nice warm home for the holidays! I’m sorry your family has covid. But your Mom sounds like she’s motivated to get back to her bridge games. 🙂 I hope she and the rest of your family recover quickly. ((Hugs!))
Thank you Sandy for your kind wishes. I think it is going to happen, and it will be a big relief when it is finally done. To think I started this whole process last April, who knew!
Mom takes every challenge life throws at her in stride, she is a force of nature, and she loves her bridge! I’ve been chatting with her online and it seems my brother-in-law and sister are through the worst of it, and I am not sure how well my other sister is faring but I’ll find out soon. Mom is keeping me up to date. ((Hugs!))
I hope your family members heal rapidly from the Covid and the heating is all in place before Christmas and the worst cold. <3
Here’s hoping your number one Christmas wish comes true…..a little more heat please. I know you have another form of heating but will it be adequate once the bitterly cold weather arrives?
Thank you Joan for your good wishes! I am optmistic about my family members having Covid, and the heating system being ready on time for the deep freezes to come! <3
Cathy, it truly is our number one Christmas wish! 🙂
We have an alternative, but highly temporary and labourious, source of heat.
A wood stove has been installed for emergency situations, when the power supply might go down. We did not ever think that we might need it because the furnace install was imcomplete, after starting the process early, last April. So, if worst comes to worst ,and it becomes bitterly cold before the hydro upgrade and furnace completion, we will find out how well the wood stove will heat the house!!
We also keep a supply of materials for winterizing the plumbing system, so if all else fails and we have no heat, we can winterize, save our plumbing from bursting, and winter camp in the living room, using a composting toilet and our few jugs of potable water for kitchen use. Oh how I hope it does not come to that!
Wait, what? Ginger? I really AM far behind in my reading! You got a cat? -Kate
Kate, yes, we have a new family member, a cat, Ginger. We brought him home in July. He is nine years old. He is huge, good natured, and soft as a cloud. The woman who had to find him a new home for personal reasons, had adopted him as a rescue kitten when he was a kitten.
We’ve been relatively lucky with cold only coming in bursts, so far. I hope your furnace will finally be functioning before the Winter Warlock decides to join us for a long term stay!
Teri, yes, the warmer spells melt any snow and the roads are then free of ice, slush, and snow, and there is less shovelling with cold bursts. Thanks for your good wishes, re the furnace install, perfect description of winter cold “Winter Warlock”!