On the 5th I slept home. My plan was to go the next day and spend 2 nights in a row at the cabin but my truck acted up. I was all packed up, dog in the truck, and then went to get some groceries just around the corner. I came back from groceries and the truck didn’t want to start. Empty battery. Ugh. I messaged Paul who was home and he came over. He called his friend and he got a booster to give me a jumpstart. YAY! It worked again. I was so happy and very grateful for the help of Paul and Brendan.
It was blowing a lot and I had a load of bags of leafs in the back of the truck. I was a little worried they would blow out so I took a grid road to the acreage. I thought I knew how to get there that way, because I have driven back from the acreage using this road. But oh dear...I got a little lost. Hahaha! I couldn’t figure out where to turn to get to the main grid road. I went wrong a few times so I had a nice scenery tour plus the truck could charge the battery. I didn’t loose any bags and the empty gardens got a good layer of leafs now.
Today I was planning to stay for the night but had to come home. I was all loaded up with the empty bottles to get fresh water for the horses. They still have enough but the weather was great for a little drive to the well. I was ready to go, truck didn’t start again. Ok, obviously there was a change of plans now. LOL I had a battery charger with me, and happy I took Paul’s advice to take it for just in case. In case arrived. Now I am NOT technical at all, and certainly not with cars or trucks. I texted Paul to ask if I had to remove anything or could just boost the truck. He called me back and told me exactly what to do. I started the generator and oops....extension cord too short. So I stopped the generator, moved it closer, and then started it again. Anyway within 10 minutes my truck was running again. I moved the generator back in the garage and unloaded all empty bottles. I got still one full bottle and put that in the horses water bowl. They have plenty now.
I also gave the horses their crunchies and of course they came running. So sweet! I noticed Freya’s right eye is a little swollen. Have to keep an eye on that. A branch must have hit her in the face while grazing in the woods and bush. I loaded up my things and went home to get the truck repaired.
Spending the nights in the cabin was wonderful. The first night it was windy during the day but it calmed down in the evening. The sky was so clear and I enjoyed the thousands of stars and the beautiful full moon. The second night it was very windy again. It makes scary loud noises under the cabin. The cats really enjoyed being in the warm cabin. The fire was going strong and it was a pleasant 22 C. I listened to the radio and also watched half of a movie on Netflix. Then the battery went low and it was bedtime too. Second night I finished watching that movie plus watched another one half way. I’m learning when it’s the best time to charge everything and the last night I started the generator late in the afternoon and let it run for a few hours to charge the phone and laptop. I didn’t need the generator during the day, because I didn’t needed to saw. Only used the drill and that was charged already. I watched a movie while it was charging, which really helps saving the battery.
I also brought my guitar to play some music. Hm. A little hard with a kitten that wants to play with the strings. Hahaha! She will get used to it. After a little rest both cats and the dog wanted to go outside. They must have find it too warm inside. After a half hour they came back in again. That first night I went to bed very early because I was so tired of all the work I had done. So I woke up around 3.30 am and got up. It was chilly in the cabin, but still 12 C. I lit the wood stove again and sat for an hour, then went back to bed and slept until 8.30 am. The second night I went to sleep at midnight and woke up at 6.30 am. I had a good sleep and the cabin was still 10 C. So I put water on for coffee and lit the stove again. Within a half hour it warmed up. So for this temperature it all works not too bad in the unfinished cabin. I still have to do half the ceiling and parts of the kitchen walls. Also the floor is not insulated yet. I have to do that soon though. It will really help once it gets really REALLY cold.
I try to teach Dizzy to stay out of my bedroom. It’s not easy because I don’t have a door yet. I just hung up a curtain to keep dust out. That is even hard. There is dust EVERYWHERE! No matter how much I swipe the floor. Once all the cutting is done, it will be better. Anyway, in the middle of the night, Dizzy cuddled up with me. Both nights! Hm. I suppose I have to deal with that for now. I don’t like cats or dogs in my bedroom, and especially not on my bed. Scruffy stays in the living room and is out as a light as soon she lays down. She never tries to come in. Taz doesn’t neither. She is happy on chair with a blanket. But when Dizzy was a little kitten she used to cuddle up with me on the couch at home and would crawl under the blanket and fall asleep. Just the couch. Never in the bedroom because I could close the door. And I didn’t mind it on the couch. So now she is thinking , seeing me laying down under a blanket, that she can cuddle up with me again. Hahaha! It is very sweet in a way. So I let her for now. I tried to shoo her off but she is very persistent and I’m too, but not when I’m asleep. LOL Smart kitty just waits until I sleep. It is kind of nice, to listen to hear loud purring though. Such a happy kitten. Oh well. Until I have a bedroom door though. Then she will have to sleep in the living room again. :-)