Well, blogging has been light because Southern Man has kept busy. Also, the lack of internet out at The Land does put a damper on things as well.
Now that it is late fall Southern Man's routine is get up (in the dark), have breakfast, go to the gym to work out and shower, and go to work. On the days he teaches evenings he does his evening work and then goes home (in the dark) and relaxes for a bit and goes to bed. On the days that he doesn't teach evenings he takes care of errands and laundry (once a week) and usually has a little daylight in the evening to work and play outside. Alas, Southern Man has repaired the Windows 98 SE game computer (the five-volt line went out on the power supply about a year ago and Southern Man has just now gotten around to replacing it) and now spends an inordinate amount of time playing old games instead of being more productive.
We are The Borg. You will be assimilated.
The Trailer gets pretty cool at night as Southern Man doesn't trust the gas heater so he has an electric space heater in the kitchen and an electric blanket on the bed. The blanket has a three-hour timer, which works out well. He is getting more accustomed to the gas cooktop; he hasn't yet tried the gas oven. Actually groceries are not much of a problem as Southern Man is an expert at scrounging after the various lunches hosted in his building. Two weeks ago he pretty much lived off of leftover lunchmeat, lettuce, and potato salad all week long.
The weekend was fun. Saturday was spent working outside and reading and watching DVDs and playing Armada, then finished with an evening cookout (hot dogs and s'mores) and hayride at a nearby "party barn" with the church singles group. It was dark and the phone camera is pretty hopeless in anything other than ideal conditions so no pics unless Southern Man steals some off the group's Facebook site. Sunday morning was the usual breakfast, workout and shower, Sunday School, and then lunch with Southern Parents and Southern Son, followed by an afternoon and evening of fun and relaxation. Life at The Land is very low key. Southern Man likes it.
But next month will be busy, busy, busy - a week of poll-watching and the election, then a week in Salt Lake City for SC12, then Thanksgiving, and then a weekend in Chicago for Teen Daughter the Elder's graduation from Navy Boot Camp. And then the Christmas holidays will be here before we know it!