Cider Press Hill

It's a long way to the bottom

Thursday, 10:01 am

By Kate

Sep

29

2005

partly cloudy

You know, I’m certainly not complaining about this, but I think I have a bottomless pile of wood in my driveway. Would that it be so. Nevertheless, I’ve been hauling and stacking a good portion of the morning, having probably stacked about 3/4 of a cord already and I can’t see that I’ve put much of a dent in the pile in the driveway. I wonder how much wood my wood guy gave me, anyway. Unexpected bounty is always welcome, but man, I’m pooped.



 

Holiday cheer

Thursday, 8:50 am

By Kate

Sep

29

2005

partly cloudy

I stopped by KMart a while ago to get some new work gloves. The old ones being thoroughly worn out. I rounded the first corner toward the tools and garden supplies aisle when twinkling Christmas lights stopped me dead in my tracks. There in the middle of what used to be the garden section was a display of fake Christmas trees and wire form reindeer and candy canes and other sparkly, twinkly, blinking light displays. And Christmas music! In September! Granted, it’s almost October, but we are still officially in September.

What made it even weirder were the Halloween displays surrounding the Christmas oasis.

I found my work gloves, but I still walked out of the store a little dazed. And then turned amused when a man holding his little girl’s hand met his wife outside the store and said to her, “Holy Geez, they’ve got the Christmas stuff up already.”

Glad I’m not the only one who thinks they’re pushing things a little too far.