I have to go to town this morning. I don't much feel like making that trip but I need to get in there and get a few things . I have enough to do there, at different places, to justify the use of the fuel and time.
I need about 12 bales of hay to make the annual winter house for the dogs, but that will have to wait til this weekend. Getting the lumber will be all I feel like handling today. Each fall I construct a "block house" out of hay bales for the dogs, with just a tiny entrance on the protected side. They can squeeze in there and be warm even when the temperature gets below zero.
Miscellaneous cats sleep in there as well, so everybody stays warm and I don't have to worry about them.
I have enough firewood. I still need to take my kerosene jugs and fill them up. That gives me 50 gallons of kerosene for my backup heaters. If the power goes out, I have to keep heat on in the outbuildings or the pipes will freeze and burst.
In the main house it doesn't matter, because my propane heaters have no electric controls. In the apartment there is a propane heater, also equipped with analog controls. But the shop and the barn enclosed spaces have to be heated with kerosene if the electricity fails.
So that's the plan for today. Get into town, get what I need, and then get a start on some of the things that need to be done.