Not really able to get outside and get much done this past week; yet managed to get out and cut up the bottom half of that tree that came down at the end of our driveway this past snow. Used the new chainsaw SWMBO bought me last Saturday. Nice. Didnâ€™t make lifting and loading the pieces in the back of my truck any easier, but made cutting it up WAY easier than doing it with a hand saw.
Weâ€™ve been cutting down the salmon berry bushes as we go on our walks in the back 40 since itâ€™s so much easier to get to the bottoms of them since the snow beat down all the brush back there. Iâ€™ll tell you: it looks like a completely different place now. You can see a long way. Hope all of that between me and the neighbors grows back by summer or theyâ€™ll get an eye-full when me and the Dog take off all our clothes and go for a walk. Maybe they should move.
Speaking of moving: Not sure what our Renter has in mind since I havenâ€™t heard from her at all about being a month behind in rent and two months behind in electric. Is she moving? (She still needs to give me 30 days notice.) Has she abandoned the place? (Which would be a LOT easier legal-wise to deal with according to RCW.) NOT looking forward to packing her stuff up though. And rent for March is coming up real soon!
Oops. Just got a text from her. Says she hasnâ€™t abandoned the place but didnâ€™t make any mention of WHEN sheâ€™s going to pay rent and electric. Just that sheâ€™s trying to get the money together. Sheâ€™s a Manager at her work, lives with her boyfriend, has no real commute, so, whatâ€™s she doing with her money?
I still feel like Iâ€™m being taken advantage of.
Anywho, snowed about an inch earlier today. Big flakes. Most of itâ€™s melting off so we donâ€™t walk under trees when we can avoid it. Not sure whatâ€™s in the forecast for us but February is always weird.
Iâ€™ve been re-ripping our CDâ€™s as I bring them upstairs to put on the shelf up here. Listening to stuff I havenâ€™t really listened to in years. Some good music there. CCR. Quicksilver Messenger Service. Led Zeppelin. Joe Cocker. (Yeah, all MY cdâ€™s are OLD.) Iâ€™ve done about 100 and have only (about) 400 more to go! Should be through by the time Iâ€™m 90!)
Really, the only good thing about Winter around here is all the drinks in the pantry are already cold enough to drink right off the shelf. Still, the next time I say â€œIâ€™d rather snow than rain.â€ someone should bitch-slap me with the pics Iâ€™ve taken of this snow covered landscape. (But Iâ€™d still rather snow than rain. Purely sick of the rain.)