Minus 19.5 this morning, folks! And it's -14.5 out now, so I expect and even colder start to the day tomorrow. We've had beautiful blue skies and sunshine, and have been outside enjoying the glorious weather.
Yesterday afternoon we tackled the windfalls that came down beside and across the fence on the roadside. A neighbour came by with a chainsaw and an offer of help, which we gladly accepted, and within an hour and a half, Mike & Allan had limbed and bucked up several large trees. They tossed the branches across the fence, which I burned - mostly beetle-killed pine, so I had quite an inferno going. Later Mike and I tossed all the logs over the fence (good thing we did - Mike came across a man and woman standing beside the fence this morning, ready to fill their pickup with the fruits of our labour! - Geez, people, cut your own wood...a mile up the road there's enough logging slash to heat a home till the end of time).
Today while I was at work Mike split & hauled all the wood, and we made a good dent into stacking it (sorry Mom & Dad, it's being stored on your RV deck!).
Our family is soon to grow by one! We are adopting a young small dog from an animal rescue. I believe he is a poodle/sheltie cross, is charcoal grey with a white chest, is so ugly he's cute, and is currently named Fraggle. He is going to be Mike's trucking buddy, and will be renamed Tucker. Tucker the trucker. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?!