Believe it or not, and despite the news about my electrical system, I had a good day yesterday! It was sunny but cold, and, even though I couldn't make USE of the sun for electricity, I did enjoy it!
I was well-organized (using the laptop when the generator was off during the day), and got a decent start on some Chicken Mama Originals work. Papa Pea replaced my ooold, worn-out chainsaw chain with a brand spankin' new one on Friday, and I am IN LOVE! I'd never used a brand new one before, and even cutting up maple was like slicing through buttah. I've always "enjoyed" wood cutting, but it was a CINCH yesterday, and I got way more cut than usual. Whenever she feels I particularly need a pick-me-up, Mama Pea buys me a container of fresh mozzarella balls from a store in town. After yesterday, I told her that I want to exchange that treat out for brand new chainsaw chains from now on! Ha!! (Too bad they aren't the same price as the cheese!)
In the waning light of day and before I turned the generator on to run in the dark evening hours before bed, I got the 4.5 mile winter driveway "clean-up" plowed AND the road up to the trapper cabin and then down to the Back 40 opened up. I've got some Sheetrock stored in the old Suburban back there that I want to access yet this winter, so keeping it open is a priority. (And, I hadn't had a chance to do that since the last snow.)
Got some work on the big computer done last night as well as some ironing (taking advantage of the electricity) for work clothes this week.
Have e-mails in to all the required people regarding quotes for the HOPED inverter replacement from the insurance company. Crossing my fingers that my insurance might replace the batteries, too. Dunno WHY I didn't think of contacting them before about that!
Did some shoveling of paths, too; a batch of dog food made; some MUCH-NEEDED cleaning in the garage while the off-grid guy was here; a small amount (but still helpful!) of cleaning done in the house while it was still light; AND a batch of laundry washed and dried while the generator was on. Oh, and took a shower. ;) So, all in all, it was a solidly productive day, and those kinda days make me feel GOOD!
I hope YOUR Monday is good, DESPITE whatever struggles you may be facing!
Cheers from a chilly Swamp River Ridge (below zero this AM).