Sunday, January 8, 2017
No cabin fever...
It was in the 40s when I got up this morning, a full 10º warmer than yesterday at the same time. Still quite a ways below normal, but not "bitter" when I went outside to check on the boat. The wind has dropped to single digits, and that makes a real difference.
Nothing on the agenda for today, but Joan was in a cooking kinda mood... which worked out really nice, 'cause I was in an eating kinda mood.
Waffles and sausage for breakfast. Home made chili for lunch - it fills the house with good smells. Even better smells: double fudge brownies... they were ready before the chili, so I got to have dessert first! My favorite way to do it, just in case you get filled up with all that "regular food" before dessert. ;-)
There was time for some guitar playing. Watched a live interview on YouTube with friend Steven Roberts; the Laid-back Bike Report talked to him about his time traveling the country on 3 different teched-out recumbent bikes. Interesting to watch the live stream, even more so hearing about Steven's travels.
Last night, while the wind was still howling, I heard a crash out on our deck - a palm branch from the yard two down from us hit our railing, then landed out on the dock. I went out to check what caused the ruckus, but waited until today to pick up that and other palm branches. My big outing for the day.
It was 62º when I carted the palm branches to the street. The grounds crew will take over from there. Almost back to normal, weather-wise.