I'm bound and determined to get into my snuggly, warm bed early tonight. (Shall we take bets on if that might actually happen?) I was awake for about two hours in the middle of the night again last night and my wagon has been draggin' today.
Getting ready for starting my garden seedlings was on the agenda today. This year, the seedling rack has been set up in the living room. (What? That's not where you put yours?) It's kind of a long story with which I won't bore you right now.
Truth to tell, it will be a very good spot for the seedlings to survive and thrive. Right in front of a south facing window where they will benefit from real sunshine along with the necessary full-spectrum fluorescent lights. The ventilation will be good in this spot, too.
To make room for the rack, I had to move one of the living chairs and a floor lamp into my quilt room. Oh, my poor quilt room. It's been severely neglected of late as you may note by the unfinished quilt top I've had on my design wall for a couple of months now.
I'll still have to pot the seedlings on a work bench in the heated work shop part of the garage and then carry them through the house in to the rack in the living room, but unless I do a Clumsy Carp snafu and dump a whole tray full on the way, that shouldn't be too big a problem.
Our weather continues to be cool enough to keep a wood fire going during the day. After the sun goes down, we make a fire in the living room stove for our couple of hours end-of-the-day time there. Until the weather starts moderating a bit more, we may consider keeping a slow burning over night fire there once the seedlings are in residence. We would have had to do that in the work shop anyway where I've started my seeds in years past.
Because of still needing to put a bit of wood through the wood stoves, it's necessary for me to clean out the ashes again tomorrow. We're burning mainly maple again as we did last year, but have found that by removing the bark (as we cut and split the wood before putting it in the wood shed to dry) from the maple wood, we have a much smaller amount of ashes to deal with through the heating season. That's a great development as far as I'm concerned as keeping the ashes cleaned out of the stoves is my jresponsibility and the less I have to do that yucky job, the better.
Go ahead and call me a slothful procrastinator as I still have the Easter decorations out and about.
I may just start calling them spring decorations . . . think I can get by with that?
Well, if I'm to win that bet of getting into bed early tonight, I'd best get on with what has to be done before time gets away from me. Again.
Building A New Fireplace
1 hour ago