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Long winter nites
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DeadCarp    Posted 01-12-2003 at 01:37:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
It isn't often i post anything at 3 AM but i'll probably miss breakfast so here goes - I particularly like this time of year - firewood's up(good enough:), we won't go hungry this winter, everybody's settled in under some kinda roof and i have time to prowl a little and use my imagination.
The fact this place is sold and we'll be re-retiring (what a relief - the bill collectors should smile too) and we'll be moving back to the cabin in a month or so, that's kinda sad but it also adds a certain sense of urgency and anticipation to everything - like i have to accomplish something every day. And so far so good. I've found that surfing the web offers lotsa diversion to winter too, some insight into how others get by, and found a journal that's kinda inspiring. If you have the time, thought i'd pass it on :)

Fawteen    Posted 01-12-2003 at 06:55:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dunno about the 3AM part (Grin), but I like winter too. I'm usually busier than a one-armed paperhanger from mid-April to mid-November, and I need Winter to recharge the ol' batteries.

We were doublechecking to be ready for the storm that hit us New Year's Day, and I looked around and saw a full woodshed, two full freezers, a generator and plenty of gas. VERY comforting, I just smile and say "Let 'er rip!"

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-12-2003 at 03:13:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm almost always up by 3 AM, central time. That's when I usually write my poem for the day. And I dream about the coming spring, and the swap-meets and shows we'll attend, and the camping we'll do. This time of year is made for dreaming. That's an interesting diary that you posted. The fellow chose a lovely part of Missouri to call home.

Cindi    Posted 01-12-2003 at 06:06:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm usually up at 4:30. What does this mean. They say as you get older you sleep less. At the rate I'm going, sleep is going to consist of a nap as I go from the living room to the bedroom and then I'll turn around and go back and start my day.

My own personal motto: Don't let the sun catch you sleeping, some of the most amazing and awe inspiring things happen at the crack of dawn.

Les...Cindi, you're right!    Posted 01-12-2003 at 09:36:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm a morning kind of a guy. I have written a few songs. I don't decide to write a song, sit down and do it. It almost always comes to me while I'm asleep, not long before I would have woken up anyway. I have to get up while it is still strong in my head and write it down so that I don't forget. A time or two I have told myself that I would still remember it when I got up. WRONG!! It doesn't work that way. Now I force myself to get up and sing/play the song and maybe "flesh it out" a little more.

Cindi    Posted 01-12-2003 at 09:51:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean, Les. It's that total quiet and sloitude that gets our brains really going. By the way I was wondering. When you said you were here for pioneer days, were you performing?

Les...Nope    Posted 01-12-2003 at 10:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried to get ahold of those people for months and see about performing there. No luck. I made many long distance phone calls in addition to emails without success.
When I got there I found out why. Evidently they have a plethora of people willing to perform free for nothing. People sure do like to stretch their dollars in Florida, I have discovered. We sell CDs here in NH for $15 and tapes for $10. Down your way, folks simply will not pay that. We have to sell the CDs for $10 and the tapes for $6.
I have been told that when the snowbirds arrive in Florida, they have a $10 bill and one pair of underwear and don't change either one while they're there. I believe it!
BTW, Inverness is quite a bit north of you. Maybe 20 miles southwest of Ocala. It's where Ted Williams lived and his museum is.

Sid    Posted 01-12-2003 at 07:43:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like to watch the sunrise just wish it did not happen so early.

DeadCarp    Posted 01-13-2003 at 02:51:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with you Sid - and in consideration of all others who hold the wee hours precious, i hereby declare that THIS summer we're gonna do it right! Instead of some silly "daylite saving time", i'm introducing whatever legislation is necessary to achieve "harmonious solar compatibility"! Yessir, Once our glorious nation has adjusted to HSC, the sun won't come up til darn near noon! and it had better pay attention, we'll have seeds in the ground! lol

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