Saturday, January 28, 2012

Moving Wood

Another winter's day spent chain sawing, splitting and moving wood.  Sure it's a lot of work and not good for my arthritic shoulders but it's worth it when you're warm and comfortable inside while sleet ticks on the window pains.  Plus, there's nothing like the amber glow of wood embers, a view  readers of my blog are sure to have noticed by countless photos.
By the time I finished loading the bed and driving to the front of the house dusk was coming on and I was due for a break.  The sun setting behind a bank of clouds peaked through enough to blush trees in rose across the frozen pond.  The train horn sounded heralding my favorite time of day.
I went in, made a cup of coffee and called brother Steve for a chat.  By the time I was off the phone it was full dark so I moved the living room lamp outside to unload the truck.  A stone rake is just the thing to draw the wood towards the tailgate.  Wood now stacked, I should be toasty until c. March.
I'm making dinner now, turkey burgers and butternut squash soup.  I'll eat while listening to an audio book, light the stove and catch the free UFC on Fox tonight.  After that?  I don't know maybe I'll take the truck and dogs for a night adventure.  But one thing is sure.  I'm going to be in the hot tub tonight.  Life isn't happy, far from it after what I've been through, but I'm trying to make the best of it, focusing on what I have rather than what I'm missing.  Is it working?  Nah, not really, but it's all I've got.

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