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June 1, 2022: Heat Wave

Twenty-one days until the summer solstice. The lengthy days are quite wonderful; in fact, so much so that I don’t think as often about moving as I do in the winter. The best of all worlds would be to relocate when the darkness closes in – but then, what would I do with the animals? I wish I had enough money to rent a huge cargo plane, one as big as Noah’s Ark. I’d fill it with hay and we’d all travel in comfort.

We are now in the midst of a heat wave, soon to be given official drought status. The last one was several years ago, when we did our last trip. Everyone told us how hot it got. Now we are

Bench view

experiencing this. It is cool in the a.m. and p.m. meaning cool at night, so we are spared sweltering conditions. And we are surrounded by leafy birch trees, so it is cooler here than it is in town.

It's hard to believe that there was snow on the ground a short while ago.

In town, the U-Haul storage lockers are climate controlled, so it’s nice and cool in there. This makes sorting a whole lot easier. I did make considerable headway – I will have more space cleared for next Monday’s haul from the Mat-Su School District warehouse by late tomorrow. Books, books, books – I am dealing with an overabundance of books. I have not focused much lately on moving them out. This will be a lot easier to do once we get the building.

Word has it that it has an asbestos problem. I found this information out second hand. I mentioned this to Pete who then got the information third hand. He, being Pete, said that it could be dealt with, by those who are experts in dealing with such things. So I continue to obsess about getting this building, any building, this property, any property.

My car does not have air conditioning and Pete’s truck now lacks it. This and the high price of gas makes driving off-putting. I am letting Bill and Nan to do the distributing.

The sparrows outside our bedroom window are nesting, sort of. One, I think the female, sits on the box. The other, I think the male, sits in the box. She may have laid eggs. I don’t know why she hangs out, outside.

We got the horses out for a ride this evening – Tyra and Hrimmi. They were glad to get out. To Hrimmi, the world is her Bento Box – it’s a veritable hay sampler out there – she wants to try it all out. Me, I would like to get from Point A to Point B in a short amount of time.

We had a BLBP board meeting today. I am the one with the least amount of board experience. I do play dumb quite often because then other’s expectations of me is quite minimal.

My mantra right now is keep working. Even saying this is now work.

Next: 151. 6/2/22: Books Galore

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