200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Log Skidder Gone
Sun rising this morning, you can see the yellow ball (like a big, bald head - know the song reference?). They moved the log skidder back up the hill on Friday and plowed out the turnaround.
I put gas in the truck on Thursday afternoon, 18 gallons of it. Then I drove out somewhere Thursday night, to work Friday, did some grocery shopping at lunchtime Friday, and had 150 miles on the tank by the time I got home Friday night, 25 hours after I filled the tank on Thursday. Ugh. One more commute to work and home and I'll have to fill the tank again, 18-20 more gallons.
So I used the bathroom rug trick to get the car out of it's winter parking place and drove the car this weekend to felting class. Worked OK, except we got snow and mixed rain this afternoon. About 2 inches of snow and rain on top of it. Got home just fine, but couldn't get the car back into place without a fair amount of back and forth in the driving rain, and the bathroom rug again. Yuk.
Remember last week I said that the woodshed would be fine as long as it didn't rain? I did all that work last summer putting that temporary roof up to avoid exactly the situation that's going to happen (or is happening now, as I write) because the roof blew off last week in the first storm of the season. A frozen lake of ice on the floor of the woodshed and a big, fat pain in the rear to get wood. Or maybe a big, fat pain when I slip and fall on the ice. Next year, this will all be a big, fat memory as there will be a big, fat new woodshed and roof.
And oh yeah - no meteor shower here! It will probably be wonderful, if I could see through clouds and rain. I guess it'll be next year on that one, too. Hope some of you got a chance to see it!