A very hectic work week ended with a much-too-exciting trip down my mountain with my brakes feeling like twin Twinkies. Spongy. I was very relieved to pull into my driveway in one piece. Figuring it was just an adjustment needed from my front brake replacement job of last weekend, I did my rounds and had a glass of wine and a tin of kippers for dinner. (I tell you, there are upsides of singlehood. No pans, no one expecting more than a dish of kibble. No one to say, "What in the world??!! Kippers?" - no, wait, YOU are saying it, aren't you? Well, I can't hear you - lalalalalalala.)
Saturday's errand list was two pages, so I figured I would stop at the garage first, then zip around and check things off the list and be home in time to zip over to the feed store, shower and go out to dinner with my neighbor. There tends to be a lot of "zippiness" in my thoughts on weekends. This is what actually happened: I spent five hours and mucho dinero at the Bennington Midas. Having my rear brakes replaced. I did NOT get to the feed store. I did NOT go out to dinner. I did NOT drop off my Goodwill stuff. Luckily, my dear sister was at our parents' this weekend and was able to come and rescue me once they informed me it would be hours longer. I was able to shop for our office adopt-a-family (which I love, because it's the only time I get to shop for little ones!) and I did manage to do a Tractor Supply run for scratch feed and bird seed after the brakes were replaced. And before I was all spongy-braked again. Back to Midas where they bled the air out of the brake lines. And, worst of all, I DID NOT BRING MY KNITTING. That was the cruelest blow. I had left the house at 9a thinking, "I should bring my knitting - nah, I won't be waiting long enough to make any headway." Cha-CHING! Another nickel! I got home at 3:45p. I was unhappy.
Sunday wasn't much better, as cheating on my non-gluten diet during the week finally caught up with me - oh, fickle, delusional me. But I did manage to piece together some board siding on the run-in and put the two upright boards on my cover-my-fuel-oil-tank project. The rest of the day was low-key, fiddling around with my rearranging projects and doing laundry. If all goes well (hahahahahahahahaha) I hope to have the run-in shed in finished-enough shape to hold us through winter and have the framework finished on the tank enclosure.
On an upside note, I think that I have found a great home for Acacia and Coco. That will leave me with five sheep, which is much less of a feeding expense and will give everyone more pasture next year. It will also mean that A and C will be getting a lot of individual attention - something that A craves and C needs. Fingers and hooves are crossed.