Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Grasshopper and the Ant

Remember for fable of the grasshopper and the ant?  One played while the other prepared for winter.  I've been making like the ant.

Yesterday it was replace two sections of fence (only 38 sections to go).   Old fencing was cut up into firewood kindling.   Last week it was stack a cord of black oak (now there's two cords).    And yes, we will burn every stick of the two cords seen here and order a third before Spring.

Today the plan is to rake leaves, gather them and place them into very large green bins that will be emptied and hauled away (as they are every Monday) by the City of Cowtown.

The weather is turning quickly.  It's been 68 or so at 6 every morning.  Yesterday it was 52.  That's a sure sign that fall is here and that winter is right around the corner.

Another sign that winter will soon be here is that the freaking retail merchants already have their Christmas displays up.  Come on, people!  Let's at least get Halloween out of the way before you decorate so soon in your eager anticipation that Santa Claus is coming to town and your cash registers will be singing MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Caaaa-ching!

There used to be an unspoken rule that everyone waited until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate their stores.  Then the started decorating right after Halloween.  Then it you'd see Christmas decorations around Halloween.  And then they started popping up before Halloween.  Now the stores are decorating in August and before Labor Day.

Heck, I don't begin decorating the house 6 months before my birthday, do I?

Do you?

It's Thursday and you know what that means.  Tomorrow is TGIF for all you working stiffs.

TGIF really means Toes Go In First.  Never forget that.



La Roo said...

Before you know it, we will just have Christmas stuff up year round.
Oh by the way, the first thing I said to myself when I clicked on your blog this morning is.....
Oh look, Bob has wood. :)

Joker_SATX said...

Four Cords of Wood...Expecting to use the Fireplace alot Bob?

Bob said...

Laroo: Thanks! There's nothing like morning wood, is there. . . .

Joker: Two cords are there now with the possibility of one more. Come winter there's always fire in the Hearthstone wood stove. Love the dry heat.

Jes said...

I've been making like the grasshopper.

You do remember the end of the story, where the grasshopper shows up and gets lots of yummy food and dirty martinis from the ant?? ;-)

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