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Monday, 28 January 2019

45 minutes

We got the promised sunshine today, and bloomin' lovely it has been.  Fairly cold, but hey - it's January - but no breeze today which made things much nicer.  And prettier:





We worked outside but restricted ourselves to no more than an hour.  Yesterday I went for a far-too-brisk walk after lunch to get my blood sugar down and have woken up with the beginning of a case of shin splits.  Bugger.  Idiot.  Need to take it easy for a couple of days.

Having used up the left-hand side of the log store, wood from our two deliveries of sycamore in October was now in the way of accessing seasoned timber on the right.



It took us just 45 minutes to empty the dumpy bag, Management stacked it, we moved the bag and tossed the odd-shaped pieces which do not stack well back into it.  We also took the opportunity to move a small pile of odd bits which had come from the beech delivery in December.  And back indoors inside an hour :)












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    1. If the forecasts are correct it is going to get a lot colder Sue!

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  2. Great photos, the second one reminds me of a part of Switzerland I went through while on holiday one year. It was lovely and sunny here too and without yesterday's wind it did warm up a bit but not much.

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    1. Thanks Eunice, it was lovely in the sun, and do good to be out if only for a short while.

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  3. "To get your blood sugar down..." This not just a figure of speech? You really deal with BS?

    Sorry that the one good thing, did another bad thing... The walk for a good, the pain, as a result of doing too much, at one time. Ahhhh yes, we do need to stop with the... "if 1 is good, 3 will be better" idea. I "go bananas" on things, all the time. And it backfires. Think I'd learn!!!!!! :-(

    "Management stacked it" I obviously do not know much, about where you live. :-) But in time, I may glean more. :-)

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    1. Glucose, 'fraid so - even at 120lbs and a BMI of about 21, about 4 years ago I got a diagnosis of pre-diabetic. I have a very careful diet with no wheat, as low carb as possible to stop things getting worse. It is hard.

      "Management stacked it" - he's very patient and extremely good at making solid, stable cords of logs in our wood store. We have gas to fuel our 'central heating' (what you guys call the furnace) but the wood stove in our sitting room is extra, a luxury, and means I don't run the central heating anything like as much as we might.

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  4. Well done with the stacking & it's all coming in handy to stay cosy and warm. I "love" the top photos, but I could look out your front windows so frequently with those views. Legs need a rest, so a bit more quilting may be in order, before you start sowing some of those seeds. Take care & huggles.

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    1. Thanks Susan, I keep meaning to do some sewing but have been messing around with more scanning, general 'pottering stuff'. It will be a month or two before the seed trays come out.

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  5. Lovely photos of the snow covered mountains and blue sky. Do rest up for a couple of days and put your feet up.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, I promise - I am being careful and taking it easy.

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  6. The sunshine makes everything feel so much better. We were outside for under an hour, with grandson Will, all wrapped up. Will picked up all the leaves, whilst I cut back summer plants as our daffodils are coming through. PS it's only a small garden so not true child labour, Will had time to play as well.

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    1. Hey, no complaints about child labour from me! Got to be better than sitting in front of a screen (although Will is a little young for that)

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  7. It was the same here yesterday, it really lifts my mood when the sun shines, even if it's still cold. It's those dreary grey days of winter which I hate. That's a lot of wood, Daisy will be pleased, I know how much she loves her home comforts.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I think everyone was happier yesterday - even Daisy. It was lovely to see her just standing, looking across the garden, with her eyes half closed against the brightness.

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