Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I really don't think this door needs a coat of paint yet, but there are places that are crying out for help around the old homestead. Over the last few weeks, I have obliged, and the work continues. Where are Tom and Huck when I need them? One side of the house is complete. One to go. The garage needs some stain too. That's set for the fall. Some jobs I can't do or prefer not to participate in, like seal coating the driveway and taking the big tree down. These chores will fall into the hands of others. During the summer, I have started moving some wood into the woodshed out back, but the job's half done. I think the ant in Aesop's tale, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" was really on to something. Stay busy in the fall and prepare your house for the winter climes, and you won't suffer the ill winds and harshness of winter. Experience, that great teacher, has taught me many things, especially living here in the Northeast. One being, they'll be plenty of time to 'play around' in the spring, summer and fall. Winter, up here, is no time for games... well, except for hockey and maybe Uncle Wiggily!