Well, here I am in Pine. I was actually here yesterday, and had internet access, but was just about too tired to post. That, and I had to finish assembling/setting up my bed before I could pass out. And having a place to sleep took precedence over posting. Oh yeah, and before yesterday I had never in my memory used a wood stove for heating. And sleeping in a warm bed was even more important than posting, so I spent a good amount of time fussing with the wood stove, trying to get it lit or stay lit or produce enough heat… What fun this is! I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it before long.
I’m still very tired. After my last post (the one that broke the site for an hour or two the other day), I slept a couple of hours but then just kept working continuously until last night, when I slept much longer than I expected. Then today I worked all day, about half doing manual labor around the property and half unpacking. Which is just as tiring as packing. A lot of lifting and shifting and moving big heavy things around. After I finish this post, a couple of emails, a couple of reviews, and maybe reading whatever has been posted on ME, I hope to keep unpacking, at least until my clothes are unpacked. I’ve basically been wearing the same outfit for three days. (Yes, I changed my socks , underwear, and handkerchief. Silly.)
Did I mention my arms are sore? And my legs? And my ass? Not from sitting, but actually from working. I don’t think my ass has ever been this sore from work before. Most of me, actually, is pretty sore. My feet. My neck. And my knees. Remember my post about my knees before? How one of them was always pretty bad, but that I keep injuring it recently? Yeah. It hates me now. Much of what I’ve had to do, even aside from packing and unpacking, requires bending over. Except I can’t crouch down to get closer to my work, I have to bend in the middle. I tried crouching a couple of times today and it just … well, my knee made me very unhappy about having tried that. There are stairs to climb here, and I was up and down a ladder all morning, and my knee let me know every step of the way that I shouldn’t have tried crouching before-hand. Hopefully it will mend itself over time. I shouldn’t be doing too much crouching or climbing the next few days. I’m supposed to be running the store here, instead.
Have I mentioned that since I have dial-up, I’m doing all my writing of emails and posts and reviews in a text editor before logging on? Not a big deal, but I thought I’d mention it. There’s only one line up here, so I don’t want to be on the line too long. I was on way too long yesterday, downloading all the emails that came in between when I brought the computer up here a week and a half ago and last night. There shouldn’t be as many tonight. Well, let me go see… Now downloading 1 of 6. Not bad. Good thing I checked this morning, actually. There were 14 then, I think. Anyway, I’m gonna go read my email, then cut and paste everything I’ve writtn where it belongs, then get ready and go to bed.
(* Oooh. An email just reminded me of something I determined today. Now I really DO want an iPod. I used to just like the idea of them, but now I have all sorts of time I expect to be spending outside doing brute-force or repetitive tasks all over the property, and a portable music player like that sure would be nice. If I can get some of my paintings to sell above the cost of maintaining ME, I’ll see about getting one. *)