Around these parts, which is WAY over yonder, fall is in the air. When I arrived last week we were in the middle of a warm spell but the past couple of days we’ve had a cold snap. Isn’t it odd that when it’s warm it’s a “spell” and when it’s cold it is a “snap?” I wonder how this came about.
Regardless of the etymology the weather has been perfect for doing outdoor work like weed control, cleaning the out building, stacking wood, and landscaping. Which is precisely why I’ve been lying on my new sofa in the living room reading historical fiction from medieval times. I’m just biding my time for when it gets too cold for such nonsense and I can do absolutely nothing without the associated guilt.
Even though I’ve been pretty much a ne’er-do-well things are still progressing nicely here at Hollyweed. I now have furniture which includes a sofa, recliner, kitchen table and chairs, an actual bed with a nightstand, and a chest of drawers. It’s all quite civilized actually. The bathroom and kitchen are nearly functional. The bathroom has a working toilet and shower while the kitchen has a stove and a refrigerator. In the next couple days sinks in both rooms will be installed and connected. I realize that indoor running water has been around for some time now and is taken for granted by many. Not me.
But, as I mentioned earlier, accomplishments are being made. Tomorrow my uncle and cousins are coming to install the baseboard and trim. At first blush this is a cause for excitement. However if you think the whole process through you quickly realize that once they are finished, it’s all going to need a coat of paint. And that can only mean that I’m going to have to lay down the Kindle, get off the sofa, and add that to my list. There’s no rest for the weary.