Thursday, August 11, 2011

Winter is coming

I've just finished reading A Dance with Dragons and I'm not happy. George R R Martin, I read each book as they were released, waiting 6 years for this last one, and I have this to say to you: A) Stop killing off the good guys- you're running out of them and B) Not everyone who appears to be killed in this book, better really be dead! (See A)

Back to reality, as my job coach said to me this morning when I went back to work after a lovely week and a half off. Not only is "winter is coming" the motto of the tragic and noble Stark family in the above mentioned book, it is the unofficial motto of  Maine. It was dark all the way into work this morning. No lovely start of sunrise at 5 AM and the lightening of the sky that I have been used to. Sad face.

But we are prepared for the inevitable. We have our new oil tank, our new furnace and as of Saturday, we will have our new liner in our chimney. Oh yes, and a new bulkhead door for the cellar. We also have a new empty bank account.

3 comments:

Grampa said...

Think I'd be quite happy to know that with winter coming I had a new oil tank (hopefully full), a new oil burner, a safe chimney and a secure bulkhead. Now, the empty bank account is another matter.....

In Real Life said...

It must give you a cozy feeling to be all prepared for winter! Yikes - I don't want to think about cold or snow yet! I have noticed how much earlier it is getting dark here in the evenings already. I was surprised to head out with Holly for a walk one evening and it was actually dark!

Captain Dumbass said...

I haven't read it yet and now I'm afraid to. His ratio of good to bad killings is way off kilter.