Hints of Changing Seasons

Each morning I awaken, knowing I’m one day closer to Spring. 🌷☀️🌱

I witness the dawn shatter the last dregs of darkness, freeing the silhouette of the eastern mountains and throwing the sun’s rays across the valley.

I revel in the knowledge that seeing dawn at all will soon be a distant memory, not to be given another thought until next Fall.

Jer’s broken leg is slowly but surely mending, although the pressure put on his arms and shoulders while hopping across the floor to the bathroom is taking a toll. I wish he’d reconsider using crutches.

Still, mending is happening. He has permission to “toe-touch”, which is helping with his balance. He is allowed to sleep with the brace off. Patience is required. Spring will come and with it, healing.

We are hoping his appointment next week will produce the hoped for verdict of “weight-bearing as comfort allows”. It’s not guaranteed, and we may be overly hopeful in wishing for it too soon, but hey, it’s March! I’m feeling hopeful.

Our new Samsung washing machine was delivered yesterday and installed by our much-appreciated handyman, Jared, first thing this morning.

All our appliances are currently working! Yay!

Jared also spent forty-five minutes clearing deep, hard-packed snow from around my RV, making sure to clear the exhaust so I can resume running the engine, and dug deep channels for melt-off to better evacuate what is left in the area. This would have taken me hours and hours – if I could have managed it at all.

“Roada” is once again visible!

Clearing around “Roada” was essential this year if I’m to have any chance of making my late April de-winterizing date. The RV, while stored in a safe place, is also stored in a shady place – and is often the last area in our yard to completely melt off. It needed help!

The snowfall this winter has been challenging, in so many ways. With Jerry out of commission, we had to hire out the job of plowing our long, winding driveway. Our good friend, Jake, owner of Knik Landscaping, referred us to plow driver, Bob. Having such a reliable professional taking care of our driveway was a huge relief, especially with home healthcare and in-home PR coming and going.

I am SO HAPPY to see snow starting to melt in sunnier areas as our March sunshine gains strength. ☀️☀️

On the back side of the house, the strident chittering of Western Red Squirrels in the spruce trees beyond our back deck is a sure sign of impending Spring. Maud and her cohorts are solitary by nature most of the year, so hearing more than one can only mean courting has begun – and we’ll be welcoming baby squirrels in another month or so.

What do you think? Is the snowman half full or half empty?

Happy [almost] Spring!

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

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