Maybe the rain will finally get here. It missed us yesterday. The tree guys finished just as the wind shifted and the horizon turned black and ugly, but we didn’t actually get the storm that looked like it was headed right for us.
I did manage to get a few things done during the day. I worked on the raised beds a tiny bit, pruned some trees, and organized and put a few things away. Mostly just little tiny things, but trying to keep some momentum going. One little thing, the brass caps for the 1 pound propane bottles came in, and I’ve been putting them on bottles and putting the bottles back in storage. I bought a bunch of them, like 32?, and I’ll be refilling a bunch of small bottles now that I have a good way to reseal them.
The tree guys left some decent stacks of cut logs. I’ve got nothing like enough wood to heat the house, but WAY more than needed for the backyard fire pit, so I’ll share with one or more of the neighbors. Pecan makes for good smoke in the smoker, and nice hot fires in the firepit. One of the neighbors makes great sausage from deer and pig. I’m hoping for reciprocity. Meatspace!
I used instacart to get my HEB groceries and Costco order delivered. There are many reasons to shop myself, but the main reason to use instacart is that it saves time and allows me to be home while waiting. I was a bit surprised by how much of the stuff on my “buy it again” lists was out of stock. The supply chain here is clearly still messed up from last week. Costco was particularly short on meat. HEB was short on bread and baked goods.
This is the first Saturday in a while that I don’t have any auction pickups, no appointments, and nothing that is critical to get done. It’s not that I don’t have things to do or that I got caught up, but nothing HAS to be done today. Since I’m still not feeling 100% I’m sleeping in. Then I’ll get back to it.
Whatever you’re short of, keep stacking it. And keep thinking about what you might need.