2020 Life Logs, Day 41: Rainy Day
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Weather: Overcast with Rain; High 47 degrees, Low 38 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
We’ve had such beautiful weather this winter that I feel guilty complaining when we have dreary, rainy days. So, I won’t complain. I’ll just state that it was dreary and rainy all day. Shadow and I still took our walks, but during the last walk of the afternoon, Shadow got soaked to the bone and is drying out. I went to an interview for a position on the Newcomers Board for next year, spent some time writing for my Memoir Class, prepared for a presentation I give tomorrow for the Bourne Newcomers, started reading a new book, and put away the impossible puzzle that has been taking up my dining room table for a few weeks. I was working the puzzle on a very large piece of cardboard the size of the dining table and was making almost no progress. I am saving what progress I have made by putting the large piece of cardboard with the puzzle pieces I have managed to sort and assemble atop a wardrobe in one of my bedrooms. In the fall, when my friend Lynne arrives to help-out after my knee surgery, we’ll get the puzzle down and continue working on it together. In the meantime, I might cover it with a cloth so it doesn’t get dusty, but for now it is out of sight and out of mind!
On our way out for our last walk of the day, Shadow and I stopped next door to deliver some soup and the mail to our neighbors Shirley and Doris. They asked if I had noticed that the big tree by the boat dock was blown over during our very windy Friday. I had not noticed and was shocked to see it. The tree and its entire root system was simply blown over. Then I noticed that the kayaks I have stored under their deck were also blown about. The tarp I had secured over the kayaks was blown off and one of the kayaks was blown over. I’ll work on fixing that on Wednesday as tomorrow is supposed to be another day of rain.