Brief updates on several things...
It was 9 degrees this morning outside and 65 degrees inside, in the warm part of the house. I think we can conclusively say that last year's temperature problem has been fixed. Oh frabjous day...
The anemometer is whirring merrily away, but not transmitting data any more. The battery is probably dead, and a tremendous pain to replace. You can see it in the below picture at the rear of the shed. I miss being able to see the numbers showing how fast the wind is going, but not too much, since those numbers were wrong anyway. It's like the wind just disappeared!!
I'm taking a felting workshop this weekend, learning how to make felt vests. As much as I don't want to give away my entire weekend, I'm looking forward to learning how to felt. Other classes at this studio are on how to make hats, bags, table runners. I love that I'm off in the woods, but there are artsy people close enough around here!
The choir christmas concert is this weekend too. Dress rehearsal is tonight and the concert is on Sunday. I enjoy singing, but will be happy to have Sunday evenings back again. I'm not planning on singing in the spring concert. It's important to me to be able to spend at least one uninterrupted day at home every week, if I want to.
It'll be a busy weekend, but busy in a nice way!
All of the roof pieces I put on in June came off the woodshed roof. You can see the wretched roof in this picture. It's actually not a problem ... if it doesn't rain. Rebuilding the entire woodshed is one of next year's projects anyway. The wood for the job is already at the 'stead.
And last, but not least - I have to buy something to keep the dogs' water from freezing on the porch. Right now, I'm knocking the ice out every morning and refilling with fresh water. It's frozen again when I come home. They're outside now, dog beds on the enclosed porch in this 20-degree weather. I just bought them a wool blanket from the Army surplus store to supplement the Salvation Army hot pink polyester sleeping bag that neither of them like.
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