Friday list

Dear Mother Nature:

STOP IT! You have completely messed up my great Friday.

Thank you.

Revised Friday List:
Laundry
vacuum
wash floors
shovel
Grocery store
make niece B’s very late birthday card
PO
Library
knit
Order the skein of yarn I can’t live without online.

Here’s what my list USED to look like:
Shovel
Go get Mom
Head off to Bath to Halcyon Yarn for some yummy silk yarn and a few skeins of bulky Lamb’s Pride
continue on to Portland to visit with the knitting family members.

You see how it used to be fun and now it isn’t so much?

Well, the house will be happy to get some long needed attention. And I will be home to keep feeding the fires. Just learned this week that Maine is experiencing a propane shortage. We heat, cook, and dry clothes with propane, so this was a bit of a shock to us. It means we will try to reduce our use, but really, the only way we can put a dent in it is to heat more with alternative sources. We already do our hot water on demand, and do our laundry all at once, so the heat from the dryer is as conserved as possible.

Heating more without propane means we need to acquire more wood for the wood stove and more pellets in the next few weeks. But not today, it is too cold and snowy to even think about dealing with those deliveries. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Friday list”

  1. I totally agree with your request of Mother Nature. Where’s the January thaw? Can you stock up on propane while it’s available? Or are they rationing it?

    1. Yes, where is it? Apparently we will get it Monday – our next storm is being billed as… wait for it… rain. All I can think is more ice. But maybe we will get melt?

      We are on auto delivery for propane, so we hope it works, and they keep up topped off. We have a big tank which should get us through a couple of months if we are careful, but it isn’t easy to stock up on, not like pellets! If we hadn’t been getting the cellar spray foamed this fall, we would have a couple more tons of pellets on hand, but we held off ordering so we wouldn;t have to move them all twice. Who knew we would get two storms a week for a month (so far)?

    1. yeah – and while I didn’t get the silk I wanted, I saved some money for it. I need to see the colors before I choose it, can’t trust my monitor. Mom and I are going to try to go to Bath next weekend, do a little visit to Halcyon. Not as fun as that plus a knitting day with family, but the next best thing.

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