This morning we had fog. The peasoup kind, which made it a good day for burning papers but not particularly much fun for anything else. The ponies were damp. Sunny was not amused, especially when I made him wait for his breakfast while I took pictures. (I borrowed T's camera short-term. It's waterproof & supposedly really durable which is good, but the recovery time is really slow and it's heavy. Plus, if I break it I'll never hear the end of it.)
Speaking of pictures, got my KS drivers license (finally) in the mail last week - in their continuing efforts to save money, KS like many other states is economizing by closing stuff.
A lot of the small towns where you used to be able to get a new license at the courthouse aren't able to issue them anymore, or can only process renewals. We drove about 30 miles north to the closest office that could issue new licenses - 1 day a week - got there at 5 minutes to 4 PM (posted hours said Thurs.-Fri., 8 AM-5:30 PM) just as the one worker there was preparing to lock the door. The usual lady was sick, and her replacement had driven in from an hour and a half away. She locked the door before she started processing... Once we went through the whole question/answer, picture, eye exam process she handed us a paper receipt printed with our new license picture and vital stats. Our real licenses would arrive in the mail in 3-6 weeks. Sigh...
Anyway, I finally got rid of the awful - I looked drugged - license photo from SD, and on the b/w receipt my KS pic looked pretty good. Of course, the color photo on the actual license is not nearly as flattering, but at least I don't look high. But I had to laugh last night when it dawned on me: I had the SD pic taken just after I started letting my hair grow, so it showed a chin length bob. In my KS pic, my hair's long and braided. And yesterday I had it cut off. It's chin-length again.
|Hair-do courtesy of horse chores|
I worked on inside stuff until the fog finally cleared this afternoon, at which point it warmed up and the horses took naps in the sun. I ran Saturday's load to the dump. 580 lbs worth of decades of post-project wood scraps - we would have burned it, but most of it was studded with nails. By the time I got that out of the way it was time to start supper and do afternoon chores. The days sure go by quick! I'm so glad we're past the shortest day and daylight's on the uptick again, even if it is only a few minutes a day.