The Light Gets Smaller…..

It all began with the forging of the great rings….Three were gifted to the race of Elves…immortal and fairest of all in Middle Earth. Seven were given to the Dwarf Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And Nine…..Nine were given to the race of men, who above all else desire power.

A bit of writers block to start off with. Sorry about that. My wife wonders why it takes me so long to write a post. The bottom line is I’m slow. I think I told my wife nobody was over Shakespeares’ shoulder bugging him about when he was going to finish! Like I said in my first post I didn’t excel in English and I have problems with run on sentences and punctuation as well. Good thing I have an editor. If you only knew of the abuse I’ve had to suffer when the editor finds one of my mistakes and announces it to the rest of the family. The spelling mistakes really hurt. At least this new computer my wife got me has spell check. But I digress.

Another week another snowfall. Does that sound like par for the course this winter or what? Not just another snowfall.  How about 16 inches of snowfall. I think we can safely say most of us are ready for spring. Nothing like 16 inches of snow to take the wind out of your sails.

I was hoping to get something done Saturday but by the time I finished plowing the driveway and shoveling the various pathways I was beat. I cleared out the area I wanted to work on and got the lumber I would use on this area uncovered and under the roof. That took me about 2 hours….and I was sweating like a pig. Bacon anyone? The snow is definitely putting a damper on my mojo. My motivation was definitely not there. I mean check out this site.

Hobbit Hollow after the latest blast of snow.
Hobbit Hollow after the latest blast of snow.

The snow has definitely gotten to me.

You’re always hoping that by the middle of February you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  It’s pretty dark in that tunnel right now and I wish I had a decent flashlight.

My daughter Georgia came home for President’s Day weekend. My wife and Georgia were going to have lunch Saturday and chit chat about things. (They actually had a celebrity sighting of James Earl Jones. He was at the adjacent booth. He actually told them to not underestimate the dark side of the Force. I thought that was good advice.) Anyway I called my wife after being beaten by the snow. She said I should see if the boys might want to go for lunch and take a break. Working conditions being poor at best and mental facilities not to into it, I thought that to be sound advice.

So Jude, Terence, and I sauntered over to the Carriage House and had a nice leisurely lunch. We got to talking about the colonization of other planets and the like and how someday that might be possible. This stemmed from a general discussion of the sci-fi movie Prometheus. If your into sci-fi check this movie out. There are a few holes in it but I thought it was pretty good. Some good effects as well. It’s the prequel of the first Alien movie. So be ready for the unexpected if you know what I mean.

Couple of quick notes. I did take some time this weekend to redo the floor plan of the Hobbit house. Just a couple of minor adjustments here and there. I also took a stroll back to the Hobbit shed I built. Not much of a stroll through 24 inches of snow but I thought I’d take a picture for old times sake. I figured this will help me keep my eyes on the prize if you will. Sometimes it is hard taking on such a big project…especially when you start thinking about all the little things that are still ahead.

Hobbit Shed.
Hobbit Shed.

 I hope that light at the end of the tunnel isn’t the 4:53 out of Grand Central.

Naaaa….We’re gonna get there…you’ll see!

Thanks for stopping by!





4 thoughts on “The Light Gets Smaller…..”

  1. Sally: Thanks so much for writing! I really can’t believe it. I actually had Monday off and decided to go over to the house and get back into it. You must have sent some positive waves my way to inspire me! It was great to get back from the house and see I had a comment! It really means a lot. I’ll be your cheerleader as well.

    One of the things I’ve learned with projects like this is patience. It’s not always easy to be that way though. Especially when everything is covered in 2 feet of snow. I have been through a lot worse though so I’m not gonna let the snow get to me.

    What’s that famous poem? Know the things you can change and accept the things that you can’t. Be wise enough to know the difference.

    Or maybe it’s “You can’t fight Mother Nature”.

    Thanks so much for writing and I wish you all the best with your project!


  2. YOU CAN DO IT! (I am being your cheerleader now because I have a feeling I’ll need one myself come the end of my project.) Don’t let the snow get you down.


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