Wow, perhaps the only thing moving slower than I am this morning is my internet; its speed is glacial at best. If I ever manage to find time, seriously I feel that between sunrise and sunset I am constantly busy, I should have a serious conversation with AT&T.
As a “morning person” moving slowly in the morning isn’t great. Though I’ve washed yesterday’s dirty dishes, completed today’s Washington Post crossword puzzle, baked a batch of canned biscuits, made coffee, fried two eggs to eat with two biscuits, and consumed the lot, I feel as if I’m behind already. Hell, it’s 07:00 and I’m just now pecking out this blog post! I didn’t even have time to go to Lowe’s this morning! Okay, I never intended to go this morning, that was just me trying to be funny.
Yesterday’s manual labor was a few hours spent with my “Fisher-Price My First Chainsaw” in the backyard. I hacked and I hacked, dragged some branches to the curb, set aside other branches that will some day be burned in the fire pit, and lugged the largest pieces of trunk that are too big for the City to collect, and are considered not to be burnable for various reasons, to the ever-growing pile of wood debris in the far reaching corner of the ITP Estate’s backyard. Fortunately some of the larger trunk sections of pine have already started to decay, the tree has been essentially dead for years, so I could cut, then bash the trunk and have it disintegrate into smaller, more manageable sections. I have no idea how I am going to get rid of the base of the tree, which is probably a two-feet in diameter and a good twenty-feet long; I messed up by not demanding that the cutting crew slice that into sections I could roll to the borders of the backyard. Perhaps for portion that I will let nature run its course, or, rent a real chainsaw and slice it up into manageable chunks myself; this is not a decision I need to make anytime soon, however.
Sadly there was no time for garden plot construction yesterday, nor will there be today if I attend German class tonight since I will have to spend those couple of hours preparing for class.
Not much else is going on with me at the moment. I’m silently planning and navigating Life’s waters as the tides and currents shift.
Hey, tomorrow is Friday! At least I’ve got that going for me…
Hope all is going well in your world and that you are remaining healthy.