Okay, I broke down and bought some pellets.
If you haven’t heard – Hey guess what? – It snowed again! How cool is that? Just when the sun was starting to peek out and only a few spots of snow were left, it snowed. Now, we have at least three inches on the ground. It looks like Winter again. Ahh, I didn’t like the sun and grass anyway.
It started when I was in Jiu-Jitsu class last night. I think I was performing an Anaconda Choke on someone – no wait, it was Double Under Sideways Crucifix – when I heard the flakes hitting the roof. I didn’t think much of it as we were standing in the parking lot talking afterwards. but as I got closer to Hebron, the roads looked more white. Since it’s been warmer than, well, last month, there was some slush. There were spots though, were it was completely white, and those spots were handled with care. I almost pulled out my camera and took a driving video, but I figured it would be wiser just to drive. I have the mount – somewhere.
I’m guessing it didn’t stop until this morning because there was a heck of a lot more snow on the ground today than last night. I went out and shoveled the front walk and then the driveway early on. The front walk was okay, but by the time I got to the driveway, it was mostly heavy, slushy, wet snow. I suppose a picture would’ve been nice, but I decided to spare you.
I did a lot of work today. Mostly grueling spreadsheet stuff. It’s the kind of work that required me to put on my computer glasses and sit way up on my seat so I could read what was on the screen better. It was tedious work – work I would rather not have to do, but some things require getting done. Such is life.
About half way through the day, I said to myself, “Boy, I wouldn’t mind a little more heat around this joint.” If you remember my previous post, where I told you I was a man of principle and that I didn’t want to buy any more pellets because I could tough it out – well, I decided to throw my principle out the window. One can only take so much.
So, I called Fireside Supply down in Hebron and asked if they had any more pellets left. The last place I checked (Home Depot) was out for the season. Luckily, Fireside Supply had two pallets of hardwood pellets. I told the lady that I would be there in a few minutes.
Just a short time later, I was handing good ol’ John sixty five bucks and backing my car up to a shed that contained the bags I was to pick up. We both did it together and I gave him a can of soup for his help. No really, I had a can of soup in my car that I wanted to give away. We bought the wrong kind and I guess it was John’s lucky day.
So there you have it. Ten more bags of pellets. That, with the one we had left should get us through April at least. Then, I would hope you don’t need anymore, but you just never know around here.