Grump Central Archive: Week of 19 April 2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Hopefully Thursday night was the last one this year to be in the 30s, and I can clean up my wood stove for the season.

Friday, 24 April 2020

If April showers bring May flowers, then we ought to have a bumper crop of flowers this year.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

I'm trying to get used to the fact that, from my perspective, the house will never be finished. But I also wonder if it ever will be finished even after I'm gone. Will anyone care enough about it to complete it? Who will it be, and will they enjoy my home? If they do finish it, will they remain faithful to my design, or put their own mark on it? Questions that will likely go unanswered.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Bobby and Katie were thrilled to have me outside with them Monday and Tuesday; it was fun hiking around the property with them following me everywhere. I look forward to more such days. Unfortunately, today will be too cold—it freezing last night, and I lit a fire this morning—and the next four days are predicted to be rainy.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The leaves they're a-poppin like crazy! Spent some time outside yesterday, hiking some of my old trails, taking in the Spring, playing with Bobby and Katie—it helped to ease my depression. Sad to see it was a dismal year for dogwood, not like last year when it was glorious. And Old Man Winter's not done with us yet; tomorrow night is forecast to hit freezing, with a high the very next day in the 60s... then rain for the next four days.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Five years ago today there was still snow on the ground; now, the leaves are well on their way. Natural climactic changes ordinarily take place over centuries, whereas we're witnessing a big one within our lifetime. This isn't natural.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Another frost warning was issued for this morning, and at 33° as I write this, it's right on the cusp. Meanwhile, I received word from the septic engineer that they now have everything they need to complete the compliance application to the County, which means a TCO is not far behind—assuming anyone's around to issue it.

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