We have been struggling a bit here. The weather has been very cold which seems to encourage a comotose state of being such that any effort is kept to the minimal, and long sleeps in a warm bed are the major requirement. Ho Hum!
Temperatures are now climbing up, so hopefully some energy will arrive from somewhere and did have a tiny smidgeon of thought about going out into the front garden yesterday, but it just as quickly evaporated! But at least a tiny seed of thought is sprouting.
But Head Gardener/ Hubs is more enthused. Off to the local market we went 'to have a look at trees' he said. Trying to get six trees, two with pots attached, four barerooted, into the car took quite a bit of juggling. The car looked like it had grown horns. And we had to tiptoe our way home via the back roads. But the four bare-roots are now planted, so now we have the back field ringed with fruit trees.
Otherwise, we have an absence of builders but need respite from them to catch up with our finances anyway. But the cement mixer has arrived, which means that they will be back to working here soon. I have continued to sort myself out a kitchen in the house, and now feel more and more needy to go live in it properly. 'Patience' I keep telling myself! But I think we will forgo the fourth roof and get the half barn finished. I think caravan life is starting to be a bit wearing, although once we are into summer it is highly possible that we will change our minds and go for that last roof. It is surprising how quickly one forgets the hardships of winter when the sun shines.
Have also managed to get the second book done, and am waiting for a copy to come from Lulu. More on that over on The Writing Pathway if you are interested. Now immersed in having a go at writing a short book using the ebook format. Only another 18, 500 words to go!
Things I have learnt: That keeping going is the optimum requirement when most of one's thoughts are connected with finding a warm place to go to sleep in.