Friday, January 30, 2015

Lock Up!

We got a little more snow last night and this morning it was swirling and whirling in the wind.
Gary's van was stuck so the first thing we did was shovel and used my car to pull him out.  Got to the barn much later than usual.  Fortunately Karen was there to feed and turnout.

 By 10 I had cleaned all the stalls and set them up again.  With the strong winds the temperature felt like 0 and I could see no reason for the girls to stand out there all day when the inside of the barn was much more reasonable. 

 It snowed off and on for the rest of the day...

 (the wind never took a break)
 but I still had to make a quick trip to Wegmans.

 Did a little laundry and made cabbage soup for dinner.  Other than that I was a bum.
Let the horses back out before evening chores so they could stretch their legs while Karen and I picked the stalls and set them up....again....

It was the first sun siting of the day.


I can't imagine going through a winter without our wood stoves.  We primarily use the one in the kitchen and you just can't beat the way it makes you feel.

 So, cabbage soup (sweet and sour), apples, cheddar cheese and a little egg salad leftover from lunch.  Just right for this cold night.
12 degrees and falling.
Night all.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Another Quiet Day...

Incredible color in the sky this morning.

 By the time I finished cleaning stalls,
 we were back to grey.

 Gary spent much of the day painting at The Center, then he watched Finn and Coop.
I spent the afternoon by the fire and did very little.
Had to do evening chores a little early,

 as we attended a Recognition Dinner presented by the Chamber of Commerce tonight.
 Several friends were being honored.

 It was very well attended, a good sign for this community.
Home by 9.
Night all.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunshine...Food For My Brain...

 All day long....

 Chorus at 10.  The music we are singing this semester is VERY challenging.
Stopped to look at what Gary has done at The Cafe (The Center).  All the wallpaper is off, the walls have been patched and now he is putting on the primer.  It's going to be a great space when it's all done.
 Ran a couple of errands and got home in time for a quick lunch before an afternoon of bridge.  Enjoyed playing, since I missed it earlier this month when I was sick.  Jean and I tied for 2nd place.
 The sun was starting to go down as I drove home.

 Chores at 5:30.

 Surprise, surprise!  When I got back in the house Gary informed me that the furnace was not working and Scott was on his way up to repair it.  Fortunately he was able to take care of it in under an hour and the heat is on!

Leftover pasta for dinner...
 with a salad made by Gary.
 Tasted great to me.  Do you eat your leftovers?
 Time to get my butt up to the fire.
Night all.