Mudcat Café message #4034467 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4034467
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
15-Feb-20 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Still at Dupont!

A neighbour at Beaver kindly took key to post box and let me know what was there, ascertained nothing needs attention until April. But I would like to get there!

Actually started feeling alive again last Sunday! WOW! I was beginning to wonder. And I am really trying to maintain. With cold weather, I managed a 30 minute walk once this week and a trip to the library and grocery. I begged R to bring the snow shovel back so I could work on clearing the back deck; he brought it, and before I knew he was here, he did the clearing I wanted to do - for exercise! What part of.... There is still the rest of the deck but I am not going to waste energy clearing that which will get another foot or more before spring finally appears. It is so difficult for me to do something unnecessary even when I need the exercise. I go up and down the stairs often, happy to have the energy to do so.

Today, he put in an absolutely needed new outlet in the TV/etc room with two power cords. Now I can gather my brain to install new printer - hope.So far it is out of the box. Next wave of energy, I will try next move. The weather is getting heavy; this affects my ability to think clearly.

I am still drinking/sipping the anti-inflammation tea much of the time; it really does make me feel better.

I did the floors and the dishes and laundry are caught up. The pepper seedlings are surviving; bruggie and hibbie are getting new growth. The big schefflera each have new growth. I cut some more tomato shoots and put them in vases to root. There is still about 18 inches of snow on yard. - on top of our daffies!

With bitter weather, I have started using the wood stove - after getting a cord of nice wood. It does make the den cosy. Does not save any money on heat since I keep the doors closed and the thermostat is across the hall in the LR.

I suppose we could turn the thermostat down a bit but we are afraid to touch it. We thought we had convinced the furnace to stay on but it quit again last week, after a month of flawless behaviour! R did fiddling once or twice and it started again. He has no idea what works. My son and Dil also tried when they were here but - it does what it does! I thought my son the engineer... but... Hence - I am happy to have wood for the stove! And some heat in cellar and addition so things won't freeze... hope! A professional? Not in the books! I guess we both believe a "pro" would have no more luck and would be $$$$!

I have confidence that spring will come again...! Some sun is wonderful!