Sunday, September 18, 2011

Busy Times

Just got back from the cottage where I did fall/winter close-up chores – setting up my defenses against a mouse invasion (I won the battle last year!), stripping beds, cleaning and turning things OFF – only to discover the gas service to my home has been turned OFF.  And, yes, I have paid the gas bill.  Work on gas lines is being done on my street & if you weren’t home for the disconnect/connect, you end up remaining disconnected.  No hot water.  I made an emergency phone call – I need a shower!  A technician will arrive tonight anywhere between 7:00 and midnight.  Not sure why, but I have to let him in.  Hope he doesn’t mind if I greet him in my nightie if he gets here any time past 11:00.  I’m exhausted.

WHY AM I EXHAUSTED?

Because for the first time ever, I (with the help of my sister) was the one to cart and stack the load of wood which was dumped on the cottage property last week.  I am so proud of myself!  And somewhat sore with bruises and scratches on my arms and for some reason such work did a number on my butt muscles…  But I (we) did it!  Now that I am finally the sole owner of the cottage, I am determined to at least try (within reason) to do everything that needs doing around the place.  I am woman – hear me roar…

Having said that, next year my sons are dealing with the wood.  You only have to prove yourself once, right?


 I wish my stacking job looked like this one.  It does not.



photo credit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/

15 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Do you need both gas and wood to power your cottage? Or is the wood for some sort of carpentry?

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You go, girlfriend! It's not a matter of how you stacked the wood, it's the fact that you did it without a man's help.
xoRobyn

Sherry Smyth said...

You absolutely only have to prove yourself once (though I think you've done that more than once in many ways!). I say "YES" to those big strong men of yours stacking that wood next year, but that you were able to do it with the help of your sister this time speaks volumes. I love that it is "YOUR" cottage forever more!!!! As it should be ♥

Trish said...

ehn - who cares what it looks like. It's in and it's stacked and that's all that counts. You go girl.

Shari said...

Who needs Tarsan? :) Roar all you want. You did it. Kudos.

Glad you got the cottage. Much to roar about. :)

laughingwolf said...

good thing it doesn't resemble that pile, it'd tumble over, to the left! :O lol

hope you have your gas back on... sponge baths suck, after the first time...

Barrie said...

I'm impressed you stacked a cord of wood. Oh, and guess what we used to at our cottage to stave off a mouse invasion? We put empty juice cans (the large, tin ones) on the legs of the beds. Apparently, my mother read somewhere that the mice couldn't climb up the cans!

nursemyra said...

That's not a stacking job, it's a work of art

Zhu said...

Oh, a true female lumberjack! The French in me find it so "couleur locale" :-D

oreneta said...

Sole owner of the cottage!!! THAT'S a WIN!!!!

Yeah hooooo!!!

Those boys need to help though.

The Guy Who Writes This said...

They have to come in to make sure the pilots are on or there could be an explosion

Cid said...

Good for you but where? Where? (asks the MOB of younger boys) Where were your older and much more helpful boys?

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ah, the age old battle of the mouse. I will agree it's so much more challenging when they have the run of the place for a few months. As for the wood, I would say you have proved yourself but, if you aren't there in the winter, why so much?

Lainey-Paney said...

Awesome job stacking, even if your stacks don't look like the picture.

I've only stacked wood once. I couldn't get over my fear of spiders on the wood.
ewwww!

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