The Day Slipped By

Morning Installment

Morning Firing Masonry Heater March 2011
Morning Firing Masonry Heater March 2011

A quiet cup of coffee in front of a roaring fire is about all the excitement I can bear this morning. Attila and I are working today. We will both have a day off tomorrow. We thought about visiting our little house in the city this weekend, but snow/rain has been forecast for both today and tomorrow, which make the driving hazardous. We are both tired after a long week of miserable driving weather and in Attila’s case working outdoors in miserable conditions. In addition, another cold snap is due to arrive Sunday night, requiring additional diligence to the hearth fires on Sunday, to keep the house warm.

The weather forecast for next weekend looks good though. We have our sites and hopes set on getting down to the little house in the city next weekend. Fingers crossed.

Evening Installment

The day got away on me. I worked a little later than anticipated, got home a little later than anticipated and then Attila and I headed for the village for supplies. It was past dinner time when we arrived home and we’ve been playing catch up ever since. Until now, that is.

Attila is waiting patiently for me as I type, waiting to turn in for the night. I am typing, he is watching the weather on television. Mist, well she is sitting in front of the fireplace, which is still warm from the evening fire, staring at the bricks and purring in contentment.

Worldly Distractions


-1 °C
Condition: Light Freezing Rain
Pressure: 100.8 kPa
Visibility: 6 km
Temperature: -0.5°C
Dewpoint: -0.5°C
Humidity: 100 %
Wind: N 5 km/h
Wind Chill: -3


“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.”
Abraham Lincoln
1809 – 1865