As the war in Europe engulfs the world, I have to remind myself how fortunate we are in this country to have a relatively stable democracy. While the Democrats and Republicans sometimes appear to behave like children, at least they rarely descend to fisticuffs, or worse yet. I enjoy the peace of nature here and try to keep a mental equilibrium after my daily dose of news, but I have found that difficult of late. I am not religious by any means, but I hope for the best first for the Ukrainian people, and secondly, for the soldiers on both sides. I believe strongly there are no winners in war, regardless of the outcome. Nuff' said.
The snow is piled deep around the cabin and the private road leading to the cabin is quite narrow now from the snowplow piling the white stuff alongside the road. If we get any more significant snow fall, I will have to hire a payloader to push back the banks, which could be a chunk of change.
One of the readers of a previous letter enquired about my being at the cabin for the winter as I had stated earlier that I was going to go south this winter with my sailboat and spend the winter basking in sunlight. Well, obviously that didn’t happen and all of you are due an explanation. First, the necessary repairs on the sailboat weren’t complete prior to the first big snowfall which pretty much stopped that project and left the sailboat in a pile of drifts. Second, as you all know Covid 19 was ripping through the country, and I chose not to risk getting sick in another state far from my cabin. I also had no insurance coverage other than Medicare, which was a factor too. At the cabin I only have minimal contact with humans so my chance of getting Covid were less an issue than if I was stuck in a large city. Thanks to all of you for enquiring and I hope that explanation settles that question.
You will see below a photo of my sailboat, The Silent Mistress, in her winter wardrobe for your pleasure.