Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Toil and trouble

Or rather, the other way around: when there's trouble, toil!

Life is chaotic right now; any illusion I may sometimes have about being in control has been ripped away like a fresh Band-Aid. But my mamma didn't raise no quitter, so today I tackled a couple things I could control.

I cleaned my 'sandbox' (arena) again – and then rode in it, since Lance had had two days off.
After a lunch break, I filled the bed of our red pick-up with (some) of the leaves Rick blew onto the gravel driveway awhile back. Thankfully the weather was nice so I could work outside and enjoy the fresh air, because if epoxy fumes could kill you, we'd all be dead. Rick has turned our attached garage into a painting booth in an effort to save money repairing the truck that Brian wrecked. While I appreciate his efforts (Brian doesn't but should, because he's having to reimburse us for all the associated costs), there are a lot of ramifications besides the awful smell. So let's focus on other things!

How about the weather? It's been variable since my last post.

My critters are always good for my soul.

I did finish the colorful hat, with some design 'variations.' I'm not yet sure what I think about it; I'm going to wash and block it before passing judgement and taking final photos.

That's it for now from . . .


Retired Knitter said...

Animals are always good for the soul! And you definitely have an "armful" when you hug a sheep! :-)

Jeanne said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, and as you know, I love your photos!

I didn't realize that Rick was doing the repairs on the pickup. Is he nearly finished?

Great pictures of your critters!

Things are white with frost this morning! We had much of that so far.

Don't let your your toil and troubles get to you muy friend!

Susan said...

I am so glad you have armfuls of woolly and furry beings. That does make things feel better - or at least provide you with warm fuzzys, when all we can do is send virtual ones. I hope Brian is helping his dad fix the truck, too. I absolutely love that photograph of the leaf!

Michelle said...

Yes, Elaine, animals are good for the soul even if they are hard on the heart. (Those photos make Bridget look bigger than she really is.)

Jeanne, Rick is trying to fix it the most inexpensive way possible. He was able to get two of the three big replacement parts (from salvage) in the correct color, but the driver's door isn't, hence the "paint booth."

Susan, Brian hasn't been helping as much as he should, supposedly because he has "homework." Considering he does most of that on his smartphone, I have my doubts as to how much homework he's doing....