Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Moon over the mountains
There is a truly spectacular moon tonight. Right next to it there's a bright star, or maybe it's one of the planets. Either way, it's lighting up the woods tonight. I sat upstairs in the study for a long time tonight just enjoying the view and listening to smooth jazz on the satellite radio.
The gas truck wound it's painful way up the mountain and topped me off. Propane was three dollars a gallon, which is the highest I can ever remember it being. Apparently, there's a short term shortage and the gas companies, as always, are using the opportunity to overcharge their customers. Be that as it may, I went ahead and placed the order. We are supposed to have snow three times this week, and I know once that happens, the truck can't get up here until it warms up enough to melt all the snow in the shadows. Since the jeep trail stays in shadow all day at this time of year, it's an important consideration.
I spent a good bit of today cleaning rifles. I don't remember them being so heavy, but I confess that having arthritis in my wrists probably makes the weight feel more than it is. I got seven or eight thoroughly cleaned, which isn't bad for one session.
Although it's clear tonight, we are supposed to have snow by morning. If so, I plan on driving over to the park, getting a cup of coffee there, and walking around the lake. There won't be any tourists there at this time of year, and I'll have the lake trail all to myself. It's very peaceful in winter, when the snow is falling.