It’s never too soon to get back in practice, because I’ve a feeling I’m going to have lots of chances to hate it in the next few months.
Took forever for the dish and modem to get connection this morning, and it’s slow as molasses. I’ve little electricity to play with, this is the third day of poor sun and now the panels are covered. Hopefully they’ll clear off on their own later – one thing I clearly forgot to do was arrange for a squeegee and long pole. Must do that. Tried it with a broom, but the angles all wrong and anyway they’re still covered with ice under the snow. Still, even in the cold solar panels do mostly manage to clear themselves at some point.
A storm blew in overnight, and now there’s snow on top of ice everywhere and it’s going to take some care not to break my neck on the stairs. Lots and lots of lovely frigid wind blowing – for the first time the chickens decided they wanted to stay upstairs in their nice stinky coop this morning. I’ve draped a blanket over it, to keep in what heat they make for themselves.
Shit-shoveling may have to wait for tomorrow, because I doubt the ground will clear anyway and this is a good day to cocoon indoors and burn firewood.