Cabin fever

OK, I admit it. I’ve got cabin fever.

Got it big time.

Haven’t been on my Harley since Dec. 17.

Need to repair a screen that the wind ripped loose on the back porch but it’s too damn cold to work very long on the project and realigning the screen is not something easily done in gloves.

Trips down the driveway remain a test of nerve and blind terror. Went down it backwards last week when the Wrangler swapped ends on the concrete-hard ice.

The clutter in the garage needs work but it’s too crowded in there to work with the door closed and too cold to work with it open.

The weather folks say warmer temperatures over the next two weeks will rid us of this cursed snow but it may take C-4 to break up the frozen tundra at Chateau Thompson.

All the same, we’ve been lucky. No frozen pipes.

Power blinked a couple of times but never went out long enough for the generator to kick in.

The cars start each morning.

The thermometer may rise a degree or two above freezing today.

That’s what they say.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

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1 thought on “Cabin fever”

  1. I hear you on the working outside thing. Of course stuff keeps going into my garage so I’m probably going to have to put up one of those temporary carports in order to clean out the garage this spring using the “triage” method they use on those HGTV organizing programs (trash, donate, keep piles). If you’re using plastic screen, I wouldn’t put it up in the winter anyway; it’ll go slack on you when it gets warm. Hopefully, enough people will come in our store to pay the electric bill (see your other thread). Make sure everyone writes a comment on the Virgina SCC site. There’s quite a compaign going on Facebook. Whether or not it will do any good, it does reduce that “helpless” feeling when you know you’re getting reamed by a company that’s not using the money the way it ought to. We need some competition in the power business around here.

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