Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inch by inch

Tomorrow is Good Friday and hopefully winter is behind us. This year has been one of the coldest winters in memory.
When the weather gets cold, work around our small farm comes to a standstill, so by the time the weather breaks, I have a todo list longer than my leg.
We need to refinish the kitchen floors, repaint the inside of the house, replace the couch and then start on the outside projects.
When you look at the entire list, it can be disheartening and overwhelming. I burned up a calculator trying to tally up what everything would cost. But then I took a breath and broke the list into smaller chunks.  All of a sudden things look manageable.
I had a meeting in the county seat today and on the way home I stopped at Home Depot and ordered a new hood for the stove. Our old hood is over 30 years old. and stopped working long ago. When it comes in next week, I'll be able to tick one of the items off my list.
Tomorrow we'll pick up a gallon of paint and start with the kitchen.
This afternoon, I spent some quality time sitting on the bench by the firepit and contemplated life and whatnot.  It felt good not to be bundled up like a cocoon.
I hope it gets warm where you are soon.


  1. You changed your header, looks great but hope you have the older one tucked away safely.

  2. It's one step at a time. Always easier to break it up and whittle it down. Good luck with it all!

  3. One tick at a time! And I don't mean the insect either! LOL!

    Wishing you a restful Easter weekend! Take care

  4. It's beginning to be nice here also. My fingers are itching to dig in the dirt and plant! Can't wait. Good luck with your hood. Hope you have a great weekend. ;)

  5. Anonymous10:27 AM

    And if you don't get it ALL done, so what?

  6. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

    Stay warm!

  7. You have a great start with just doing the list and figuring out the cost. Don't burn yourself out. Grumpy husbands are unpleasant.

  8. Like you said, one small chunk at a time... before you know it... it will be done. :)

    I try to take things in smaller chunks too :)

  9. Happy Good Friday to you Rick and Jilda!

  10. Small chunks is what makes life manageable. Happy Easter, Rick.

  11. We're looking forward to warm weather that lasts longer than a day! Hopefully, soon! One day at a time...


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