“The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.” – Samuel Butler
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Cabin Visit 2010 - Day 2
Up early this morning. The dogs are still on Eastern time, so at about 5:00 a.m. (7:00 to them and they even let us “sleep late”) they are moving about, jumping on the bed, demanding to be petted and Hailey even starts her early morning “alarm clock” bark. They got fed and a short pee walk and I went to work on making some bran muffins.
After a refreshing shower, we took the dogs for a walk “around”. Bella, of course, had to go for a swim in the pond. There are lots of trees down and the trail is a bit more difficult than it used to be. Some day while we are here I’ll haul a chain saw on the hike and cut through what I can to make the hike easier. Still, there are some places that the trail will just need to move.
It was otherwise a mostly lazy day. I started a new book, we started what is going to be a very difficult jigsaw puzzle. We had sandwiches for lunch. I did fire up the saw long enough to cut up an Aspen tree that had fallen across the driveway.
It was warm—not as hot as it has been and will be (according to the weather forecast), but still unusually warm for September. We often see our first snow flakes in the middle of the month. Instead, we are getting 80+ degree weather with stiff winds. It will be the Wednesday before we leave (about 10 days from now) before we see really cool weather and a chance of rain.
Tuna casserole for dinner. It was just “okay”, not great. Ice cream sandwiches for dessert along with a shot of home made limoncello.
We took a short drive at sunset, which is around 7:30. Will need to leave a bit earlier on future drives both to give us a bit more time and to compensate for the continuously shorter days.
To bed early, around 9:00 and read for while.