Thursday, January 30, 2014
I went to house-sit for my dad while he was on vacation. My job was to keep the place warm, which conveniently coincided with a nice cold snap. He heats his home with wood, so that was a lot of work! It's funny the things you take for granted, I know I certainly appreciate the thermostat in my home, and the ease with which we can make the place warmer when we want to. The fact that the furnace kicks on more often when it's colder means more expense, but no extra actual effort.
I noticed when I was bringing in fire wood that I can easily carry quite a bit more than I used to. I wasn't limited by how heavy the load was, but how big! My arms could only hold so much, but it used to be my muscles would limit the amount I'd carry since it just got too heavy for me if I went over a certain number of pieces. So, that was a neat little "I'm stronger!" moment for me to enjoy.
I made sure I packed lots of veggies and healthy food choices to bring along, as I did I felt like I was overdoing it! I figured whatever I didn't end up eating could just come back with me, so it's not like it was that big of a deal. I was pleased to notice, however, when I went to put everything away after I got home today, that almost all the veggies had been eaten while I was there! I really made sure I brought plenty, too so that was good.
Healthy eating calls for plenty of cooking, and as I got the kitchen straightened out this morning and started washing the dishes, the water quit running! The pipe feeding into the water pump from the well had frozen. Cue 15 trips up and down huge basement steps to figure out and remedy the issue, before I could finish cleaning up and go home!!
Haha I'm so glad that whenever we run into problems at our house, it's not technically our problem, since we rent.