Friday, October 17, 2014
Cold and clear.
Clear outside, but the temperature is about 51 degrees in the early afternoon. Last night it got down to 42. That's not bad, considering how things will get later on up here, but it's chilly compared to recent nights.
The picture on the left is the oak tree of Damocles. It's the one my old propane company demanded I cut down, which is why I have a new propane company. The fact that the old outfit bought new trucks that can't get up here is too bad for them. The base of the tree is growing right on the edge of a big stream. I know it will fall one day, but when it does it will be a natural event and not because some human being found the tree "inconvenient."
Even so, I never park under it when I am opening or closing the gate. Trees are notoriously short on gratitude.
This is where my trail from the house down the mountain runs into the old county dirt road, which goes to the county gravel road, which in turn goes to the county paved single lane road, that eventually becomes a paved two lane road, which goes to town. The dirt road is in sorry shape, because other than grading it once in a blue moon, the county doesn't fool with it. If you have snow in any quantity, getting out of my place is a four wheel drive evolution, and if there's ice, you just stay home.
The dogs are snug in their dog apartments. They'd be warmer if they would sleep together in one room. That's not the way it works, though. Whoever gets in first won't let the late comer inside. So it costs more to build the shelter, since they have to have separate spaces separated by walls. Everybody has their quirks.
The $3.00 for the ferret picture has cleared my account, but when I went to the Russian photo company page that owns the picture, it hasn't shown up there yet. I'll wait another day or so and if it still doesn't I'll email them. I wonder if anybody there speaks English?