I’ve been trying to get ready for my knee replacement surgery for a week now, trying to think of everything I can do now to make things easier down the road. Extra seed packet labels, check, extra canned food on the counter so Will doesn’t have to “cook,” check, extra feed for the chickens and ducks, check, extra hay out for the cows, check, ice machine ready, check, walker and backpack ready, check. Today, our friends, Dara and Sherri are here, helping out by packing more seed envelopes.
Then, I’ve got a 20 pound, on sale for 50 cents a pound, turkey thawed out to roast this afternoon so we can have that to “pick on” for a couple of days following the surgery. Hey, I’ve got to wean myself from food to canned food, don’t I? Our weather’s turned cold, and we have about six inches of snow on the ground over ice. But I can’t complain as we’ve had an unusually mild winter, so far.
I’ve learned about light bulbs which have a built-in rechargeable battery. Who knew about those, right? They screw into regular light sockets, are LED and keep charged while the power is on. When it goes out, they come on. And they stay on for several hours! My sister, Sue, told me about them. She has a couple and when her power went out, they kept the house lighted enough to read and walk around without tripping over things. I ordered four. Living off grid, our power sometimes goes off unexpectedly and we have to walk through the dark to a flashlight. With two big dogs lying on the floor, this is often challenging. With the new bulbs strategically placed, this will be a thing of the past and may save one of us from a nasty fall — very cool!
I’ll try and blog as soon as I’m off the bed and hitting on all cylinders. Take care and read your seed catalogs. Spring is on the way! — Jackie