a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

General update in the lull of the snow

The truck has new, very aggressively-treaded tires. For the record, VA Tire & Auto (Goodyear) of Gainesville is a really good place. They are smart, nice people who treated me like I had a brain despite having an X chromosome.
The power came back on last night at about 8:30 PM.
CK snowblew around my car while I started a fire and got the goats watered. (I started a fire because we are still babying a dying heat pump.)
CK started the dishwasher while I put my chains on my car and cleaned it off.
CK snowblew and cleaned around the heat pumps while I started laundry and then stumbled off to bed.

... And I forgot to mention, we got our long-delayed mail delivery on Sunday. Our mail lady rocks the big one.

This morning was not as much fun. I now have a new phrase - "load-bearing hay bale" - that should explain why it took me almost a half hour extra to feed the goats. I had to cut non-load-bearing bales apart and shimmy each flake down through a hole in the haystack, down under the snow saddle, and out onto my sled to haul out to the goats.
Tags: commute, goats, home
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