Welcome, my fellow WikiChatterers, to another Weekend Chat! And greetings from Cathey’s Creek where the temperature plunged to 17°F Tuesday night after the front that pounded the north passed through. We get used to it pretty quickly, well... at least I do(!), and now we have set the interior temp at 66°F. One degree up and we’re sweating. One degree down and we’re putting sweatshirts on. Soon, it will be time to start moving plants from the back to the front, but that’s easy peasy compared to the previous tasks.
Once again posting a little early as we are leaving for Charleston today, but I will be checking in from time to time. Back on Sunday after attending a wedding and reception on Saturday. This is the wedding of the son of a colleague who worked in the same department as I before I retired. Our families remain close, and it will be great to see some old friends again.
On the Home Front: Paving actually started on our road, much to our shock. Monday, one lane was done from above us down to the highway. Then the temperature dropped and all work ceased. Now we have half a road in front of our house.
I’m saving up for my next kilt which I’ll probably order in May or June next year. The decision I have to make is do I get it in Farquharson (modern) or Macbeth (also modern). I have septs in both, and the wife doesn’t like the Macbeth as much as I do. I know which one SJ would pick. Do you think if I told her that “SJ said!” that this would work?
An important meeting was held up the hill at the mineral supplement factory with their environmentalists and such and two of the three neighbors that border them. This concerned the creek that divides the neighbors from the them. All seemed to go well, and everyone is trying to be good neighbors, especially the factory. Apparently, there are several grants for which we can apply, but we are concerned with our part of the “matching” monies required. We are hoping that the factory will pick up most of it (and we think they will as they have concerns about how the creek is damaging their lands). If this all works out, a conservation easement will be attached to our deed for several yards of land on our side. That won’t bother us, but we worry a little about how that will affect selling our home later.
All in all, we are pleased with how the meeting turned out, despite the information about all the gummit (“government” for all you non-Southerners) entities that will have to be involved. My Ulster-Scot ancestry reacts to this. We learned a long time ago not to trust them.
On the Genealogy Front: I almost came to a standstill this past week, genealogically speaking. I felt like I just needed a break from major WikiTree work. I still did my Greeter shift, and spent a couple of days working the Integrators’ Challenge. Aside from that, not much was accomplished, even though I have several families and projects I need to attend to. I have five veterans’ biographies in the hopper. I am hoping that the winter will give me more time to accomplish things I need to get done!
I hope all is will with you and yours. Jump in and have some fun. Let us know what’s going on. I’m looking forward to Dorothy’s “Today Is…” feature and Jelena’s historical anniversaries. Enjoy!