21 February …
It’s been a quiet week …
Last wednesday, Paul and I were babysitting each other in the early evening. It had been a chilly day. Then, when it was time to go out to close the chicken house, it began to snow … corn snow … the kind that falls in tiny hard drops like beads.
We went out in it to do our chore and both came in with snow in our hair.
January and February have always been the winteriest of the months here on Cold Comfort. This February seems to be holding true. Temperatures have been hovering around freezing.
Monday the well pump failed to work correctly. Mark thought there might be a problem with a relay, but it turned out to be a bit of ice in the works which melted as the day warmed. That event resolved easily. There is now a blanket around the pump area.
Tuesday morning there was no water in the hot water lines. Again, the weather was the problem. Evidently the water line into the flash heater froze. It was flowing again by noon. The entire system will be replumbed this coming summer.
Radio club meeting is this evening. What to do with or about the summer events will be the big discussion as will the class at the local middle school. Report to follow.
As I was putting my groceries in the truck, a clerk came out to me and handed me a red rose. She said a man had come up to her and asked her to give it to me because my husband was not with me this Valentine’s Day. She either didn’t know who he was or wouldn’t tell me.
It made me cry.
And when I was having trouble getting the gas cap off so I could fill the tank in the pickup, the man at the next pump came over and opened it for me saying “You just need a little more strength.”
Two gifts …
Some time ago, George and I had taken classes in Tai Chi from a neighbor who has since died. We kept practicing for a time, but gradually stopped.
Lately I’ve been thinking it might be a good idea to start again.
I found my book on Chi Qong and did my first session thursday morning (it is supposed to be done before you eat). I was too ambitious. The directions were to do the knee and shoulder warm-up by doing the rotations thirty times. I should have stopped between ten and fifteen that first time. Left knee complained as did the entire body during the standing time.
Today marks three months and here’s a reminder for us all …
Express appreciation, and be frequent in your praise.
So … ‘til next week …