I hope to begin work on my basement revamping project today, but there are several things I need to do first.
A very large section of our country is experiencing a very wintery blast, and beginning tonight the temperatures are dropping into the single digits, with the windchill below 0 degrees in our area.
Our chickens, dogs, and cat, have to be taken care of and kept warm during this cold spell. As soon as it is light, I plan to add a layer of straw to our chicken houses for insulation and cover the doors with plastic to prevent the wind from blowing in.
I have been keeping a double layer of sweaters on Jazz during this cold weather. Scout has his own thick coat. I am making a bed in our heated greenhouse for Scout and Jazz to stay in, since they are buddies and don’t like to be separated.
Our other dog, Lucy, has her own well-insulated dog house with thick straw and quilt added to keep her warm.
It has been raining most of the night, but I plan to pick up sticks for kindling for the wood stove today. They will dry out quickly in our garage.
As I wait for daylight, I am working on another project by the warm wood stove downstairs. I am painting a wooden decorative wagon to use for decorations on our back porch. It was chosen for me as a Christmas present from my dad many years ago, and I had been using it in the bedroom to hold magazines.
I want to keep my bedroom updated, and since the wagon is more of a country/garden decoration, I want to use it on the back porch to hold flowers.
So today, I have plenty to do before I start on the “real” work of preparing the basement paneling for its first coat of paint.
I hope to be able to show some completed projects as the week progresses.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33