February 11th, 2018

caillebotte_man at his window

To Be Seen

Stuff has been shopped for and acquired, though not very much, and it went rather slowly since my dislocated back forced me to move like an old man, but it is done and I won't have to do it again for another week. Well, for somewhere between five and seven days, most likely, because things are not entirely predictable. Between now and then there will be something rather like winter, though dryer than winter ought to be.

It was rather like winter today, though dry, and only late this afternoon did the clouds clear and let some sunshine brighten the landscape prematurely greened by the recent bout of misplaced spring. The rose bushes have lots of new growth on them, but the growth should cease for a time now that it is cold again. The three flowers they produced have already died, and thankfully there are as yet no buds prepared to produce more and be frustrated. I do hope the tender young leaves won't be bitten by any frost when upcoming nights drop into the low thirties.

A slight possibility of rain has reappeared in the forecast, but not until a week from Monday. We shall see. This morning the sky looked as though it could begin dripping rain at any moment, and the air smelled damp, but of course nothing came of it. It seldom has this year.

My back was slightly less bad today, which is why I decided to go ahead and do the shopping, but getting out did not improve it. I'm still looking forward to getting it adjusted Tuesday. Hopefully things will be better next week. I well need to buy cat food then, and the big bags have to be lifted from the bottom shelf. With luck I'll not only be able to do that, but won't suffer any relapse as a result of the exertion. Something else we'll have to see, though. Not entirely predictable.

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