2019 Life Logs, Day 12: A Little of This, A Little of That
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Weather: Partly Sunny; High 31, Low 15 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I made progress toward my goal for today, finalizing the organization of two plus years of photos, but I added other activities out of desperation. Doing just the one thing all day long seemed untenable, so I did a little of this and a little of that. I have a very specific way of filing photos that I have kept up since 2005, but somehow since Mark’s death, I have only done half of the process. I am now going back through the folders and getting them saved in the appropriate places. Very tedious. I only completed 4 months out of 28 today, but I’ll call that progress. I increased the exercises I did today over yesterday, and my knee withstood that just fine. So, after sitting at the computer for a couple of hours, I went for a mile-long walk and made that just fine. I’m back to hobbling tonight, but hopefully after a night’s rest, the knee will be ready for another day. During another break from sitting at the computer, I put snow stakes in the drive-way. I had to search YouTube to find out how to put stakes in frozen ground. It is amazing that you can figure out how to do almost anything on YouTube. As per directions, I found a very long screwdriver and drove it into the ground with a mallet, pulled it out, and then stuck a stake in. It worked great. The only problem was that I had bought only 10 stakes. I’ve never done this before and had no idea how many I would need. Now I know I need at least 20 more. But since there is no snow in the 10-day forecast, I will buy more tomorrow and put a few in each day. I also walked down to the dock to check on things. There are so many ducks and geese in the area and they seem to be enjoying the almost freezing water. Silly birds!