The Thaw

A first: today I went up to work on the property NOT wearing my longjohns. (You might ask, how can you tell which property is not wearing your longjohns? Well, in brief… but I digress.) In other news: We had a pretty great day. Marsh and I did the 2.5-hr commute, with Annie and Homer, …

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Nothing’s Simple

Honestly, we made a ton of progress today. Marsh’s dad came with me, toting his own toolkits and a huge roll of plastic he’d been hoarding — apparently for this very purpose. So now the porch is roughly weatherproofed, which will help hold in whatever warmth we can generate with portable heaters, provided there’s power… …

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The new house closed. We haven’t yet absorbed this. Such changes in the past four months! Marsh called it “shellshock.” For me, there’s a slowing effect — we can now dive into all the exciting work we’ve been thinking about, but my instinct suddenly is to proceed carefully. It’s probably not a bad instinct. Even …

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