My post-surgery instructions allowed me to take a shower today; that improved my mood considerably. If we lose electricity on Tuesday, which sounds like a distinct possibility, there'll be no showers: A well supplies our water, and an electric pump is required to send that water through our faucets.
Since we acquired the calves, the horses don't have access to any sort of shelter. This is normally no biggie, because they usually refuse to use shelter even when it's available, anyhow. However, we're getting freezing rain and sleet, with more to come; it wouldn't kill the horses, but we feel bad making them stand out in it. So Cliff is out changing things around. He's putting the calves in a lot with no automatic waterer, which means he has to fix up a water-tub with an electric heater to keep the water from freezing. And then everybody will have sheds to get them out of the cold stuff.
I'm recovering quite well and feeling very much "back to normal", although I am still taking it easy as per my instructions.
With the money squeeze everybody is going through these days, I'll share a couple of useful links that help me manage a little bit better. I have these links on my other blog, but it never hurts to remind people of a helpful website. One is "Hillbilly Housewife". The other is "Living on a Dime".
In case some of you don't know about any Internet Radio Stations, I'll share the links of two I listen to: Pandora and Jango. On both of these, you select a singer whose sound you like, and a station is created with songs and singers in the same genre. As the songs play, you can vote on whether you like them or not, and your station will change accordingly. So far, there aren't commercials on either one. So if you like some music with your surfing, check these out.