2012 has not been a good year so far.....January, himself had a heart attack, then he found out he has diabetes. February, the new part of the house that I had done last year (three rooms), built up ice in the attic. Once the heat got up there, it melted, coming down ceiling, walls and across the floor. The wooden floor in the "sitting" room had to come up and everything had to dry out. So, that done, last week the ceiling was redone, plastered and all that stuff. A couple of days ago the guy came to paint it and I said that he wouldn't be painting anything that day because we had heavy rain the night before and the ceiling was leaking again. He had to cut a hole in the ceiling so the water could drain, now nothing can be done until they find out what's going on. And, it all has to dry out once again. I was close to tears. I have company coming this weekend and a week after that more company coming for a few days.
One good thing, the weather has warmed up and a lot of the snow disappeared yesterday. I put new plastic on the green house doors which I had been anxious to do. Today I'll haul all of the garden ornaments and pots out so I can prepare the soil in the greenhouse for planting. A friend, who is an avid gardener, dropped by early yesterday morning. He said he was so anxious to get out at the garden that he was tempted to go and measure how much snow was left so he could get an idea on when he could dig in the ground. I told him that I knew just how he felt.
The fox sparrows are around now so this is always a sign of spring for me. The birds all seem to be very active. I noticed the other day that the pussy willows are coming out.
We had a bad wind and rain storm overnight a while back. We lost the electrical power over night so getting up at my usual hour, before daylight, I had to light a few candles. I thought this one looked rather pretty.
I also liked the look of this in the semi darkness.
And last but not least, some neat finds at a second hand shop.