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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

A Bad Bedtime Cocktail

God gawd, I feel trampled on this morning.  I had SUCH active, detailed, emotional dreams ALL night long that I am absolutely exhausted.  What brought on these acid flashbacks?  I have NO idea!  Perhaps it was the cocktail and snack I had before bed.  Are you ready? (Don't try this at home!)  While relaxing and cleaning up and folding laundry between getting home and going to bed, I consumed 3 mugs of Silver Tea* and a small handful of raw almonds.  Yep, that was it.  But, apparently, it was a horribly nasty combination!

* I was introduced to Silver Tea several years ago by the daddy of one of "my" little ones who I used to nanny.  He said that his mother (grandmother?) always drank it, and now it was an after-dinner favorite of his.  I've come to like it, too:  sometimes (like last night!) it seems just right!  Here are the ingredients (got a pen & paper?):  pour boiling water into a mug.  Add a dash of air and a handful of love.  Consume.

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I took a drive out the winter driveway on Wednesday evening in preparation for heading into town yesterday:  was wondering if I had to do any quick road construction work or throw down an impromptu bridge.

Soooo far, I can still either bridge the cracks or s-l-o-w-l-y ease myself down into (yes, in the tiny Yaris) and then out of the wider ones.  There is one bad spot that, when we get a sizable rain, will wash away too much for me to squeak around:  then I'll have to load the pickup with gravel and refill a portion of it.

This one's deep but narrow.  So far, I can drive over it.

This is a current view of the header image.

This is the bad spot that I can still squeeze around but which will, eventually, require some work on my part.  It's hard to tell here, but these little crevices are at least a foot deep.

I can't expect any help from the state (my winter driveway is a state forestry road) or ANYONE with big machinery (even anyone I might hire) until the road restrictions are lifted.  This will mean waiting until May 13th, the shortest time that the limits will be on, or, potentially, June until I can expect outside help.

Looking south from the bridge.  The river's opening up early this year!

From the bridge looking north.  The water's roilin'-boilin'!
And, with that, I'll sign off.  I have an early appointment with a client this morning.  Cold temperatures again:  13 degrees yesterday morning and 17 this morning.  3-6" of snow predicted for tonight.  Sigh.  ;)


  1. that rolling river scares the bejesus out of me-be careful. my middle son,john was just up that way,maybe over the border a few weeks back--WALLEYE FISHING-another thing I DON'T DO ICE -FISH---maybe in another life time-do you have any
    scare y bear stories? judy

  2. Never ends, does it?? Different season, different jobs ... Just be careful with yourself; don't do anything that might cause you trouble.

    I love your header picture and the comparison pic shows how things continue to change; I love it. Is that river on your property or on the main road to the driveway?
    Take care of yourself!

  3. more snow? yikes! Careful with that Yaris, you don't want to be in the tire shop again! Great shots of the river.


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