Friday night a weather front came through, with howling winds and rain drumming on the roof and whirling the attic ventilator fans around and around. Sleep was interrupted. The snow and ice are melting away.
Today, Sunday the weather is a lot warmer, maybe in the 40's, though last night the wind was so strong that it again kept me from sleep, as the buffets of moving air, and intense spinning of the ventilators seemed to shake the house at intervals. Living on the Pacific Rim, keeping aware of shaking is never far from awareness, as it might not be just the wind...
Today, whilst out doing a few errands, there was birdsong. A whole flock of little brown birds decorated the trees and lawn of the neighbors house, and my ornamental plum trees were spangled with robins... further down the street a large group of corbies were foraging in some recently turned earth.
I am quite chuffed, as several emails from the neighborhood association have seemingly confirmed that I am on the list of those to be given a free fruit tree. It was a memorial donation to the neighborhood, and there were over 40 people who signed up. If all goes well, there will be a wee baby quince tree come to live here, as that was my first choice. I asked if the trees would be small enough to carry home on my bicycle, and was told that if not, they may be able to arrange transportation (for the tree) The trees are bare root, which are ususally smaller than potted trees, and we will be given a lecture about tree care and planting prior to the adoption, all in early March
Some tidying yesterday turned up the mending basket, which has the gripper sole fabric left over from the slippers for my Dad. This means that I can now add the same to the wool house boots that I started at least fifteen years ago and never finished. They will be a good thing in the winter, being made of melton cloth, and with thick felted wool soles. I made them long enough ago that it was prior to my developing a hatred of purple clothing. They are blue, with purple applique stitched in bright green, much more gaudy than my current wardrobe.
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||Slavic scroll blank||deck broken down||cracked water barrel|
|2||another A/C sleeve||dwarf pine planted||bag to Goodwill|
|3||grapefruit marmalade||bathrobe patched||landscape cloth|
|4||Seville marmalade||croquis revamp||yard waste bin|
|5||new garden bed||7 jars applesauce||recycle glass|
|6||blood orange marmalade||x||x|
|8||finished A/C cardigan||x||x|
|9||red deer enamel ||x||x|