SFH Journal: 2018-11-16 through 23

Yes, yes, I know it’s been over a week since my last update. Mr. Monte has repeatedly registered his complaints about my inattention to you our faithful readers. And, for once, I have to agree with that 20 pound, ill-behaved and unruly furrball. I have been delinquent and negligent in my duties.

This past week has been very trying and time for writing posts has been almost nonexistent. So, let me give you a recap of the daily highlights and let you know what kind of posts you can expect some time in the near future:

FRI 16 NOV: Our electric service is being upgraded from 100 to 200 Amps. The outside of the house is surrounded by new conduit runs and trenches for underground wiring. (Expect a special post.)

SAT 17 NOV: Fire wood has to be rearranged and the yard has to be cleaned up.

SUN 18 NOV: We make the trek to Front Royal to watch granddaughter No. 1 in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. (Expect a special post.) Dearest daughter No. 1 is sick – soon the entire family will be sick.

MON 19 NOV: Electric upgrade work continues; the electricity is off all day; we heat the house with the wood stove and run our emergency generator to power the freezer and refrigerator; beautiful wife assists her best friend taking a rescue cat to the vet. (Expect a special post.)

When the electricity comes back on, we learn that a dear friend in our parish has passed away. It is my duty to pass the word along to many in our parish.

TUE 20 NOV: I work on my real job.

WED 21 NOV: I work on my real job. Then, I help beautiful wife prepare Thanksgiving dishes; I try my hand at making buttery scones. (Expect a special post.)

THU 22 NOV: We go to Mass to give our thanksgiving to the One Who truly deserves it. When we get home the dryer dies – wet clothes are dried by the side of the wood stove. (Expect a special post.) Then we cook the turkey and complete preparations for the feast. (Expect a special post.) Daughter No. 2 breaks her toe.

FRI 23 NOV: In complete defiance of all logic, reason, and right thinking, wonderful spouse and I go to a major hardware store on BLACK FRIDAY in order to purchase a new washer and dryer. (Expect a special post.) We then drive nearly 60 miles to our Son’s home to deliver birthday presents. We can only go to the door – the entire family is sick.

Those were just the high/low points in our week. There was a whole lot more. So, look for the special posts and pictures in coming days.

Weather:  Variable with chill and frost. (For details of Sperryville, VA weather in November 2018 – click here.)

2018-11-16: High/Low – 45º/32º

2018-11-17: High/Low – 48º/30º

2018-11-18: High/Low – 50º/28º

2018-11-19: High/Low – 61º/39º

2018-11-20: High/Low – 46º/41º

2018-11-21: High/Low – 52º/30º

2018-11-22: High/Low – 37º/28º

2018-11-23: High/Low – 37º/21º

Plantings: Reporting suspended until the first planting of 2019.

Harvest: Reporting suspended until the first harvest of 2019.

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