The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4119510
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
10-Sep-21 - 09:23 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021

From peak heat of summer to Fall in two days! The house in QC was cool early in this week but driving from there to here yesterday resulted in walking into a house that felt... maybe a fire in the stove? I put on a sweater and it is ok. But did not warm much with the sun this afternoon - from 62 this am to 69 about 6 pm - and as soon as the sun went behind the hill - about 6:30 - it started dropping by tenths of a degree. It will be touch and go to decide if I "need" a fire in the early am.

Today has been a day of recuperation after yesterday's drive. Unusual traffic in various parts, taking an extra 20 minutes - to the usual 5 hours. Need to get out by 9 am to take plants - quite a few! - to plant sale. May be able to vote - there was a line today when I went out!

Neighbour Sue dropped by yesterday late aft to deliver the seat to the pottery wheel that Friend Michael re-welded for me. Maybe tomorrow I will have the energy to try it out. And work on the re-organization of the studio. Today, Steve stopped by to pick up his well earned stipend for stacking the firewood ---OH JOY! - and mowing the yard. We talked about doing the back yard where alders are making me feel encroached upon. I really need this de-cluttered!! He will when he has time. He has a speech impediment and I only understand very little of the much that he says. His wife was with him and I was tempted to tell her my problem - but did not. I think I understood enough.

I did go to town looking for a "bookshelf" to use in the studio at the Thrift Warehouse - none. And stopped another thrift shop to look around; I was too tired - But a large glass water jar with faucet and lid was irresistible even though I have an identical one at Dupont and a nice ceramic one here. I have a fear of breaking the lid at Dupont so, for $10 I have a back up - that now needs a place of storage!

Another goal this trip is to sort out some of the stuff in storage in the back sheds.

The elegant crescent moon is in the west window! I caught the evening star just before it went behind the hill. In this LR, I have more windows and less walls; And no trees around the house. I rarely see the moon at Dupont unless I think to go outside to look.