This is the worst…

Seriously, I haven’t seen the mud this bad since maybe monsoon 2013. I genuinely didn’t think I would successfully get up Landlady’s driveway for morning chicken chores. It appears to have rained all night, which was not forecast so we’re in extra innings now, and the mud didn’t freeze overnight, and I wish I could show you the Jeep.

Torso Boy got stuck a couple of evenings ago, and that must be an alarming experience for a short-legged dog because it had an immediate effect on his preferred habits. Seriously, we were out for the evening poop when he found a patch of especially well-soaked ash and his paws disappeared into it. A longer-legged dog could have just pulled them free and reached for better footing but he found that difficult at first. He managed it himself just before I gave up on the situation and waded in to the rescue but since then he has refused to visit his habitual dumping ground. I can hardly blame him – this morning it was so bad he went out for the morning walky and just squatted on the ground next to the porch – he hasn’t done that since that bout of pancreatitis last summer. He’s just thoroughly sick of wading in mud and I’m not in a position to criticize.

My nice new batteries are down to 12 point two something volts, as low as I’ve ever seen them; this is the third straight day without a taste of sun. It’s supposedly going to change tomorrow, but then it was supposedly going to change today. Tomorrow I may actually have to run the generator to charge the house batteries; that has never happened since the solar upgrades started to bite.

How long does it take for seasonal affective disorder to kick in?

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6 Responses to This is the worst…

  1. matismf says:

    You ask:

    “How long does it take for seasonal affective disorder to kick in?”

    Just wait until the generator refuses to start!

  2. Zelda says:

    Takes about a half day for me. And I have natural light light bulbs. Doesn’t help. We’ve had about 3 weeks of very limited to no sun and I’m totally unmotivated to get out of bed. Rays. I must have rays.

  3. Spud says:

    Don’t trash your batteries ! A little fuels cost ain’t worth the premature aging of the batteries.

  4. OT: Is your email fixed?

  5. Joel says:

    No: It’s going to turn out to be something really simple, because it always dues. But I can’t figure it out.

  6. Mike says:

    Joel, it’s a good thing that you were around when TB encountered that heavy mud. Getting stuck like that, well I can see why that would bother the little guy.

    As for the batteries, remember there are always other options than using a generator…

To the stake with the heretic!