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While I was away in the Bay Area working and on the trip to Eurocon, Lisa was moving wood from the Mountain of Wood dumped in our front yard.

Dog Run Wood Pile

Here's the largest amount of the wood, now stacked on pallets along the west side of the house along the old concrete dog run.

Remains of the Mountain of Wood

There's still a relatively small loose pile of wood in the front yard, but Lisa was able to re-close the chain link fence, and temporarily wire it back into place until we make a decision regarding installing a gate in this part of the fence.

It is now cold enough to start using the wood stove. Our first picks of wood are off of the small pile in the front yard. Today while we were walking to the post office after lunch, it started to sleet, so we were very happy to get home into our warm living room and throw a couple of more logs on the fire, all the more so because I'm still wrestling with some sort of cold that I fear is about to head down into my chest to set up housekeeping for a while.

Date: 2016-11-17 05:43 am (UTC)
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What a mamouth task for her to have completed largely alone.


Date: 2016-11-17 03:27 pm (UTC)
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I agree, and was quite impressed when I got home to find most of the wood stacked like that. I moved a few wheelbarrow loads of wood myself before I left, and tossed several hundred pieces over the fence line to make it easier to get the fence closed, but Lisa did most of the work herself. She said she didn't do a lot at a time. She'd move some wood until she was tired, then stop for a while. She also moved most of those pallets and arranged them so that the wood sits on them and is not actually stacked right against the house. She says that it was good exercise.

This isn't the first time she's moved wood like this. The first winter we were here, we bought a couple cord of wood from a seller in Fallon that isn't there anymore (or we'd buy from him again). She said that the crew of the BNSF railroad local came over and expressed concern and apparently even offered to help move some of the wood for her, but she told them she was doing fine..

Date: 2016-11-17 06:16 am (UTC)
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It's nice to see progress made. (And to see the Big Orange Van.) I'll try to post some news from OryCon over the weekend.

Date: 2016-11-17 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!. The BOV is currently not self-moving (we had to tow it around to the front in order to clear working space for the concrete project, and haven't moved it back yet), but getting it working again is one of Lisa's projects.

Date: 2016-11-19 05:50 am (UTC)
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Short news from Orycon: very few important problems have come up so far. As always, we've had many small ones.

The storage locker was not as well arranged as it should have been and among other things several totes of office supplies never made it to the hotel. The only thing we needed urgently was the colored paper supply, but we've located what seems to be barely enough misfiled in other containers.

Hospitality was unexpectedly delayed. Friday morning several of the important people in the department left to get perishable food for the weekend - and the car broke down. So the people who knew how to run Hospitality were stranded by the roadside, far away from the hotel, and there was no food anyway! That got sorted out eventually but it meant Hospitality opened hours later than planned.

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