Mudcat Café message #4020169 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4020169
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
18-Nov-19 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019

With no energy at all. ... 3 hours later: recovered the energy and filled the soup pot with vegies, watered plants, etc. Mystery to me. I have decided that I no longer have the energy for solo trips to Beaver. R has agreed to go with me for a few days to ensure house is ready for winter, pick up goodies at the Hidden Goldmine, touch base with a few people, maybe go to walk in clinic at health centre. Lengthy conversation with Connie early aft, seemed to energize me but provided no ideas other than de-toxing. I will try a hot bath after R gets home; concerned that I may not be able to get out of tub without help.

Our guest was low maintenance; he, R and bro went off all day Saturday and came home fed and tired. I was low energy all day; visited craft show, bought 3 small succulents, visited new history museum in small town, stopped for groceries and came home tired. Devised a sort of terrarium with the plants in a tall (12inch), wide (8) glass jar; it looks terrific, with white stones showing at the bottom, then dried moss around the sand, then soil, bringing the tops of plants to the top of container.

R did cover the stairwell on Sat am - with a rough but fitted piece of plywood. I threw a throw rug over it. He has a plan for improvement but I am content that air is no longer coming up from basement, the foamie is retired to storage and we feel happy to have the opening to the hall and easier access to main bathroom.

Sunday: BF with cuz before he embarked on long trip home - about 12 hours. 3 folks came to visit, tea and yummies, and they bought a few pots - 5 gone, a zillion yet to go! R went off to fetch a wood stove from the mill that we hope to use in place of fireplace. Man coming Tuesday to assess situation. A fair sized expense if we do it. I am concerned about heat in case of power outages. The generator, still sitting in carton in back yard, will run sumps and maybe frig and freezer.

I am sorry to hear that Pete has more ahead of him. Tough on Michelle and J. Lots of folks rooting for you all, M!