It is very cold in North Iowa – as it probably is where you live as well. Wind chill around 20 below on the first day of spring – very discouraging.
Another thing that’s discouraging is having carpenters and electricians still under foot. The final coat of sealer is going on the concrete floor this morning and the last can lights are being installed. You are undoubtedly sick and tired of me talking about this remodeling project but not as sick and tired as I am of living with it. I have not quite 2 weeks before Rick has knee surgery to get the guest room emptied for him to use it. This is so stressful, my sleep and aches and pains are affected.
Lucky the duck came to live in the barn with the chickens last week. His 2 companions were killed in a friend’s backyard and it would have been his turn next so he came here to live where it’s safe. When the weather is better, he’ll get to go outside with the other birds that live here.
As I’m cleaning this filthy house, I’m sorting things out for the rummage sale next summer. These old wool quilts are not good for much except the fabric in the top so I started to take one of them apart. Inside is another quilt that is almost completely worn out but I’m determined to look at the old fabrics. What a sweet surprise!
Connie’s mother-in-law passed away this week at the age of 88 – she was a sweet lady who met Roy’s dad during the war and was married for over 60 years. My sympathies to the Tesene family.
Time to go to work!