~ when I am wide awake at 2:30 a.m. and decide to go out to the couch to read, I should take a flashlight.
~ when washing the sleep out of my eyes, it's best to remove my glasses first.
~ when buttermilk pancakes are burned on one side, they don't taste quite as good.
~ when I put clothes in the dryer, they will dry faster if I actually turn on the dryer.
~ when I split wood for kindling with my hand ax for a little over two hours straight and haven't done it since last fall, more muscles in my body complain than just my right hand and arm.
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This is no April Fool's joke, folks, we got out this morning and started on our goal of having all next season's wood cut, split and stacked under cover by the end of this month. (What's the best way to get a job done? Start it.)
While I worked on making kindling, Papa Pea cut the 8' long logs into smaller pieces.
Chop, chop, chop with my little hand ax. (Yes, I dress for success.)