Sunday, November 21, 2010
WINTER STORM WATCH
Mike and I have decided to winterize the farmhouse today. That means we'll turn the water off and drain the pipes. Then we'll return to town to take care of the modular home.
I was just taking mental stock of supplies on hand at the town house. I have what I need for my Thanksgiving dinner commitment -- Dr. Pepper salad, pumpkin pie, and mystery pecan pie. And as for pantry stores, I believe it would be a long time before we'd starve, even if it came down to eating cake. We'll probably stop for milk on the way into town.
I have put my sewing machine into production mode. I volunteered to make favors for an upcoming Christmas party -- machine lace snowflakes. I decided I would make better progress if I brought the machine downstairs so that I could cook and clean while keeping an eye on the machine. I set up the operation on Grandma Ina's "pantry" cupboard in the corner of the dining room. It looks right at home there, doesn't it?
Saturday morning (yesterday) Mike and I made a trip to Orofino to have a wheel from the 4-wheel trailer aired up at Les Schwabb. While we waited we found three geocaches. It was cold -- about freezing, I think. We agreed to put off a fourth cache that involved a short hike until warmer weather.
Here's a picture I took just before dusk Friday evening. Note the pinkish glow caused by the declining sun, and the nearly full moon as it rises. KW