The holiday season. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get anything done. I tried though.
Six inches of snow last week . 60 plus degrees this week. It’s weird.
I had Ethan and his friends Mike and Egzon go over to the house Wednesday to clear off the roof of all the snow. The weather for Saturday was supposed to be in the 50 to 60 degree range so I didn’t want to go there and have to clear the snow Saturday morning. We had our company Christmas party Friday night so I got home late and slept late as well. (One too many gin and tonics…we had a good time though.) I also forgot to mention that we were having my mother and three of my sisters over for dinner at 5PM. Didn’t have much of a window to work in but we did get a couple of critical things accomplished, which was good.
I went over with Terence around 8:30 AM. We pull up and as we do this huge red tailed hawk flies right in front of us carrying a squirrel. I’ve never seen that before. It was pretty cool. It went up into a tree about 150 feet away from us and you could see the squirrel’s tail hanging below it. It was too far for a good picture though.
We set up and got to work. Terence picked up were he left off the other day and I needed to cut a few more templates to finish the roof. Once that was done we had to rearrange the deck where we had stockpiled the plywood and a bunch of other stuff. It was good because we are sort of working our selves into a corner so I can’t really use a lot of help on a day like today. I had to figure out how and where I wanted to put things for the finish if you will. Terence was a big help as my go to guy. Here he is nailing off a kicker.
You can kind of see that we’re running out of room here. So it kind of worked out well that we didn’t have a lot of people there. We rearranged those planks on the left hand side of the picture and put some protection brackets in as well. We only worked about two and a half hours but I think we are ready to make a dash for the finish next weekend if the weather holds. That would be great. Here’s a picture late morning on Saturday.
So it has been brought to my attention that some of you are in the dark as far as the egg on a roll thing is concerned. I have to extend my apologies to all who are not learned in the ways of the egg on a roll. I keep thinking I’m writing this for a New York crowd but apparently the world is bigger than the New York city metropolitan area. Just a word of caution, these little items may be delicious but the cholesterol level is quite high. Since I happen to be a victim of the high cholesterol bug I have to limit my intake of the classical egg on a roll to one per week. It is on a rare occassion that I have one on a Saturday….and only if I’m working.(doctor’s orders.) So on Sundays I cook breakfast and actually make an egg on an english muffin for anyone in the family who wants it. (Usually myself,Jude,Terence,and once a month, my wife. Georgia and Ethan wake up late on Sundays and as the saying goes….You snooze you lose.) Anyway, fried egg with yoke broken or unbroken depending on your personal preference. Pepper to your liking. Cook for a bit then flip it over. Add a slice of American cheese if it suits your fancy and serve on a lightly toasted English muffin. Add one slice of bacon with a hot cup of coffee and the Sunday paper and that is the right way to start your Sunday morning. Check it out.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!! Here’s to a new year filled with peace, happiness, and hobbit adventure!