Archive - Nov 1, 2003

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A subtle time of year

Just drove to town and back, and was reminded of how much I enjoy the scenery this time of year. At times it is dreary, at other times it is rich and subtle.

Off to the Pumpkin Patch...

Brother Joe and I are headed down to Twin Valley tonight to their Pumpkin Patch community celebration in the fire hall. We will switch off playing piano for a while during the dinner, and then sing a couple of tunes during the variety show. It is a fundraiser for the nursing home. They serve hundreds, and most stay for the show, which can verge on the outrageous. A full report will be posted here tomorrow.

The fun of good firewood

I keep a little woodstove burning in my basement which keeps the upstairs floor cozy warm, and heats the whole house until just before sunrise, when the furnace kicks in. I don't get up in the middle of the night to stoke the fire like my Dad does. Add a few years, and I probably will.

Dad has cut enough fire wood to supply his house and mine for years. It is stacked on pallets inside the Morton building at the nursery. Every couple of weeks during the winter, I drive in there with my pickup and load up.