December 26, 2013
Though there was no particular reason why, I woke up feeling low. Yes, I had tossed and turned a lot the night before. Yes, I had gotten up to go to the restroom 3,435,640 times. Yes, my body, and my arms in particular were sore from reaching over my head for half the day ripping off ceiling tile. There really wasn’t any reason for me to feel low.
I didn’t know what Bud’s plans for the day were, so I felt like I was in limbo. I didn’t want start a big, dirty job if he wanted to go to town. Nothing worse than going to town with bug parts and mud dobber nests in your hair.
When I went out to take care of the chickens, the landscape was covered in frost! I decided to bundle up and go outside take some pictures.
I don’t remember how cold it was. Next time I’m going to make note of the temperatures in my journal. It was extremely frigid, and it hurt to keep my hands exposed for very long. As the sun slowly rose over the hill, the landscape started to glisten with millions of tiny diamonds. It was absolutely gorgeous. I failed to capture the beauty with my camera.
Feeling much better after spending some time outside in the invigoratingly frigid air, I went inside, cleared out the bedroom, and started pulling nails off of walls. There are SO many nails and tacks in those boards. It’s overwhelming. I’d say we have pulled about 4-5 different wallpapers off the walls, (plus paneling) and they were all nailed or tacked down. When the wallpaper and paneling was ripped off, the nails and tacks did not come with it.
Bud decided he needed to go to town for some things, and we decided to do laundry since we were both running out of clean clothes. Thankfully, the Laundry went surprisingly quickly. It’s not one of my favorite tasks.
After the laundry was done, we ate at Brick Oven Pizza. By the time we finished eating it was 2:30. We went to Walmart. I needed some supplies, which included donuts. Bud exchanged a propane tank for our cooking stove. We also went to Home Depot for Bud’s things.
By the time we got home, we had about 30 minutes of daylight left. I put the chickens to bed, put away the clothes and groceries, swept up my mess in the bedroom and remade the beds with clean, new sheets we got at Walmart. I had been using my old camping sheets and the elastic had stretched out so much in the corners, that it almost wasn’t elastic anymore. It was driving me nuts trying to keep it on the mattress all the time, and waking up with half of the bottom sheet off…so I splurged on some new sheets. They will also fit our real bed at home.
We were exhausted that night and went to bed early.