Oh, what is it about a sunny day that puts the whole world right? The sun was shining down on Honey Grove this morning and all things seemed aglow with possibility. We woke up early to a light frost, had a hearty breakfast and looked at our long list of things to do. It’s funny how sometimes this list can really get us down and at other times it absolutely inspires. Is it not fascinating how the same thing can look completely different depending on the mood of the one considering it? I have always found this an interesting thing to ponder. Today our list inspired us and we wasted no time getting to it. We put on our work boots and headed out the door to continue greenhouse building and fence post digging. I am happy to report that some headway was made and that our greenhouse is beginning to look like a greenhouse. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel, as you can see below. Okay, it is perhaps a cheap joke, but joke telling never was my forte (ask anyone who knows me), and then according to Mark neither is greenhouse building. eh eh.
I do make an excellent thermos of hot chai though. Even though Mark looks unimpressed.
And so, when the digging got to be too much, we paused and sipped sweet spicy tea and felt the warmth of a slightly closer sun on our faces. (Between you and me, I think that this makes up for any skill I may be lacking as far as greenhouse building goes. Ask an Englishman to go for a day without tea, and we’ll see how many greenhouses he can build… anyway, just sayin)
And what about Gus? Well, truth be told, he didn’t help much, despite the fact he is an excellent digger, the whole fence post thing was just too damn structured for him. He is a bit of an artist, he requires digging freedom. So he didn’t help dig today, but he looked good in the sun.
He watched us from afar. And Gus and I were both impressed when Mark remembered some of his old Boy Scout wisdom and started tying all kinds of fancy sailor knots.
And I developed new muscles, holding steel pipes up for long periods of time. I wish I could say it was meditative and profound, but that would be a lie. I did feel a little like Popeye though and that was cool.
And after a long days work, we headed home to sit by the fire. We feel accomplished and a little sore, but it was worth it.
Sunny Blessings from Honey Grove.
n, m and g.