Had a one, two punch on the “storm” here at Casa de Chaos. I might have had a total of 2 inches of snow on the ground and had to push that little bit of snow off the sidewalk. I added some ice melt to the front side walks as it looked like it might get a little slick from the water freezing. I guess I win again since it warmed up to the 40’s F. and all the snow melted away.
About the worst thing from the storm is the tarps over the one of wood piles got lifted and exposed some of the fire wood to rain/snow. I went out and got the big tarp adjusted to cover all the wood. FYI don’t use a rake handle to bonk all the leaves off a tarp unless you are sure all of the water has been drained off first! While getting splashed with just above freezing dirty leaf water is invigorating. I would not recommend it.
While freezing some of the Thanksgiving food items I noticed I need to clean out my chest freezer of old items. I’m going to toss anything over a year old. Yes I have a lot of stuff in the freezer that is over a year old! When I started prepping I thought I’d be helping out neighbors, family but due to people moving away and some hard feelings because of Mom’s divorce. The food preparations have been downgraded rather significantly from up to 15+ people down to less than 5, maybe… Life is messy and you have to be flexible to make stuff work. A great thing now that it is cold I can clean out all of my freezers and organize them to work for me. Rather than just trying to cover any disaster that “might” happen to an extended family that won’t even talk to me. It is sad, but it is how life is right now. There is always hope that things could change. Though I’m not optimistic.
I got a start on cleaning up the vines and rose bush tendrils on my chain link fence. I have Xmas light nets to put on the fence to make the front yard a little more festive! I don’t want to drill holes into my siding and the clips I have bought don’t work with my siding. No worries, just add lighting working at ground level out side and indoors around the windows. Christmas is not just a “kid” holiday. It is also for us adults to celebrate that light that was brought into the world. What is great is the new LED lights make it cheap (electrically) to add your own little sparkle to the night.
Embrace this season of giving! perhaps you are adding a few lights around your home. Many people travel to see Xmas light shows. You don’t have to go big but make an effort to get into the holiday spirit. GIVE! Make the effort and enjoy your work even if no one else enjoys it. Life is simple, that does not mean it is easy.