The Czechs have a belief that what a person is doing on New Year's Day, so shall he do for the rest of the year. I knew about that belief last year, and still we worked, in that freezing old house, without benefit of heat.... it was hard work and naturally, was pouring rain when we were trying to move everything from the old house to the temporary shed storage..... I suppose then I should not have been surprised that the rest of the year was spent, pretty much in the same posture.....
|Moving Through the Rain|
|Items in Storage Shed on Old House Property|
|Items in 26 foot U-Haul|
|Everything Packed into 10 X 12 Storage Unit|
And indeed it DID snow that Friday and we had to dig out to get to the closing for this old farm house.
|Pier in Snow|
|Pond House in Snow|
|Killian on Frozen Pond|
|Closing Day at Old Farm House|
February and March were cold and wet, and we worked and worked and worked on this old farm house property. We had to dig trenches and build roads to access different areas on the property, and always, it seemed, we were freezing and wet while we worked.
April brought warmer weather, and we were finally able to actually move from the pond house over to the garage apartment at the old farm house. We had a busy, busy Spring and Summer, working to get the pond house ready to put on the market, and working to transform the old farm house property into a livable, home.
|Joe Working on Pond House Prep|
|More of the Same|
|New Deck above the Flood|
November was spent preparing for winter, and cold weather, trying to catch up from a month on the road and trying to complete projects delayed by rain. And before we knew it, December was here and it was cold, snowing more than I recall it snowing in December in the 22 years I have lived in this area. Joe cut and split the wood for the newly installed wood stoves, and, by the time the big snow fell on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, we were ready.
|Joe, Waving from the Comfort of the Garage Apartment|
|Joe Clearing the Roads in the Freezing Cold|
We've spent the last week keeping warm, venturing out into the cold snowy outdoors only when necessary. Joe worked in the freezing temperatures, clearing the roads and driveways so we and our neighbors could get out if we needed to, but we opted to simply stay in. Today it finally warmed into the 40's and the melting is well underway... which means we have more road work ahead of us.
However, this New Year's Day, I think we will spend the day just relaxing and taking it easy. If the Czech belief is correct, we will then enjoy a relaxing year????
Happy New Years!
|It Will be Warm Again....|