And I let it in! What excitement there was in the Susan house last night! There were also many signs of excited-ness inflicted on furniture and dog beds - a sure sign the UPS guy had been on the front deck. My birthday present came early! We all did our version of the Happy Dance.
I can.not.wait to use it! Okay, I can wait -- I would rather not have snowfall that would warrant the use of my new power-tool. Given the many miles I shoveled last winter, I am so looking forward to the non-back-breaking ease of this gadget. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!
So, other than making headway on my run-in shed (even after falling off my ladder and NOT killing myself), getting the water set up for winter in the sheep run, introducing the non-laying chickens to their new waterer (always good for a few histrionics) and spending a very long day toting octo/nono-generians to brunch, not much has been going on. Tomorrow I have to drive an hour and a half each way to fetch my nephew from the train. And, of course, the forecast is for rain, sleet and snow during the time I'm on the road with the rest of the lunatics driving hither and yon for the holiday. I picked up new windshield winter blades, just in case. My snow tires are on. I'll do chores before I leave, just in case we're delayed. I'm prepping dinner prior to take-off, too.
Tonight I have to finish my gate and bake a pie for the local library fund raiser. I think the 20# turkey is thawed, but I have one more day to be sure - then in he goes for an overnight brining tomorrow. I am providing the turkey, dessert and appetizer for Thanksgiving. It's a good thing I am up before the rooster in the morning. And, no, I am not wearing my Tin-Man apron for Thanksgiving. I may frame it, though.