|A COOL, DAMP, FOGGY MORNING|
Friday, 8:15 AM. 32 degrees F both at the ferry dock and on the back porch. Wind variable and calm, the skies overcast and foggy, humidity 96%. The barometer is rising, now at 29.99". It is a damp, foggy, quiet morning and looks to be so for the weekend at least, then it is forecast to warm up into the forties and more late next week with some clearing of skies and the possibility of precipitation.
We have been without heat for ten days but a new furnace is going in right now. As my mother used to say:
"you can get used to anything."
"You can get used to hanging, if you hang long enough."
There is an old sugar maple up the road that is being worked on by a pileated woodpecker. The excavations are perfectly sized for squirrel nests. Sort of a squirrel condominium. I think pileated woodpeckers eat acorns, and that would certainly be a good rental agreement for the squirrels if they do.