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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Time Event
6:52p
Chilling out (literally)
I finally got out of E-ville about noon yesterday and headed for Wilderstead. Arrived about 3:00 and got down to business.

I have been intending to put up a shelter for my tractor. I priced out the materials needed to build a frame with a roof, and it was nearly two hundred bucks. Plus, I'm not the world's best carpenter. Menard's was selling a "shed-in-a-box," a put-it-together metal frame with a heavy tarp cover, for about what the lumber and roofing would have cost me. So I bought one.

Putting up a pre-built shelter meant leveling the ground. I got started on this, but still had a ways to go when the sun began westering towards the top of Akes Hill. It began to get chilly. I decided if I was going to roam around and enjoy the woods any, I'd better do it quickly. This shot below was taken from the far side of the Pishon as I returned to my cabin.

I read most of the evening. Re-read, I should say. Going through Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave again, one of my old favorites. I've read it so often the pages are falling out. It's a keeper.

I slept in this morning. It was cold for one thing, and besides, I find that most of my days are sleep-deprived to some extent. I didn't get up till 9:30. Shortly after breakfast, it started to rain. I decided that killed outdoor chores for the rest of the day, and secured my tractor. I'll get back to leveling the ground later. I just want to get my tractor under cover before the snow flies.

I was needing some propane and batteries, so I went into L'burg for lunch and a run past Lowe's, then it was back out to the holler to clean the cabin. I normally sweep things out and set them in some kind of order every time I leave the cabin, but this time was a little different. At their best, cabins get dusty and feel damp, and that's okay, but I've got some church kids coming in two weeks and I figured it was time to de-clutter and sweep behind all the furniture. Took me two hours.

As I was leaving, I noticed several deer hunters getting into position. It started to rain as I drove up from the Laughrey valley. Then hail. Then I saw the lightning. And went through the cold, driving rain. Yep. Oughta be quite a story or two from this day's hunting to share with the buds when those guys get back from the woods.

CIMG2010

Little Cabin in the Woods
7:08p
BTW
I've had two doctors on my rear end lately about getting a c-pap machine. I have been resisting the idea, but they've been relentless. My sleep study was terrible that I had a few months ago. Over a hundred apneas! Obstructive AND Central sleep apnea! Awful! Your life is at stake!

The neurologist confirmed what the allergist said. I said, well, I've lost a lot of weight. And besides, I was hooked up to all those wires and didn't feel like I could sleep normally, so I just lay back and snored my guts out.

So, as a compromise, the neurologist agreed that I should do a second sleep study, to see if I did better with less weight and sleeping on my side as I normally do. I wore my Breathe Right strip, too. He called while I was in the woods, apparently. I have a note here from the neurologist in Deanne's handwriting saying, "no sleep apnea."

Yeah, and no high-priced, uncomfortable, and impossible to take backpacking machine, either. Nyeah! So there.

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