I actually have zero to blog about this weekend as I was so sick that I couldn't snap a camera shutter let alone hold the damn thing. I suspected Friday morning that something was amiss with me as my head felt stuffy and a sense of dreadful foreboding came over me, followed by a swift self pity episode as I realized my hard earned weekend was about to be ruined. I ended leaving work a little early that day and as soon as I got home and fed Kota I was horizontal on the sofa. I awoke around 10pm with my nose blocked and a headache along with a chill. I crawled to bed and stayed there, apart from necessary breaks, until Sunday morning. Then I got up with such aching limbs and more chills that I wanted to just drop back under the covers again. But I was craving big time for soup and doggedly drove into town where I whizzed around the grocery store and was back home within 40 minutes. I grabbed a tin of tomato soup only to discover I bought stewed tomatoes instead. I cried. Although I had stuff in the fridge I couldn't face cooking so it was just sandwiches for me this weekend.
Thanks to everyone who called and kept me going with kind words and generous offers of help. I loved the offer of 'soup and snuggles' but I was loath to let anyone near me and pick up those frightful germs. But the chats helped immensely. I was back to work on Tuesday but it wasn't until today when I felt back to my normal self again. And today I hankered for something but I just couldn't put a finger on it until I was looking through Craig's List. Of course, a chainsaw! I have so many fallen branches and logs lying around the place, I could saw them up to burn in the fire pit. I saw a really good bargain which was up for sale close to work. and less than an hour later I was back at work with a Reamington 14" saw and a can of oil.
On the way home the rain poured down all the way to Tractor Supply.
But after lots of brute force determination I got there and the branches got sawed up, or rather hacked.
Another self portrait
2 weeks ago