Friday, December 19, 2008


There are lot of things we still need to do in our little cabin to get it even 80% ready for the long winter up here. We are approaching the winter solstice, it's just three days away, the daylight will grow a bit each day but the real winter weather will also show up.

We still need to finish some spots of insulation, mainly the roof and behind the tables. I still haven't been able to level the house and it is causing problems with moisture on the back side. We still have things in the tent we should bring in, books, craft stuff, and other sundry items that are not dried or otherwise protected food stuffs. I am hoping to get up some kind roof over our front door to keep snow from piling up on the door. There are trees I still want to cut down and low hanging branches to trim.

Even with all that to do, there are days we just can't get motivated a whole lot. Yesterday we were going to do dishes and wash wife's hair but instead we mostly goofed off. Mrs. Treehaven spent the day devouring another book, "Island In The Sea Of Time" by S.M. Stirlnig. And playing Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization. I spent most of the day playing, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword. (

For anyone who plays any kind of computer games I highly recommend the Civilization IV line of games. They are turn based games that are played in a historical setting. The Civilization line of games has repeatedly won award after award for not just game play, but also their historical and educational content. But be forewarned, once you start, you to will be thinking, "just one more turn" until your eyes glaze over and sleep becomes a thing of the past. :-)

I spent some time enjoying part of my newest audio-book from, Jack Palms 3 by Seth Harwood,. It's the 3rd book in the Jack Palm's crime fiction series. Crime fiction is a new genre' for me but Seth has got me hooked. If you like crime fiction, or just like good short fiction, you may also want to check out Seth's new short story crime fiction podcast at and his main site,

Down time is important, it recharges your batteries and gives your mind something to focus on other then just work. So what is the plan for today? Well maybe we will get the dishes done, it looks like we have another bumper crop of icicles to harvest, and I need to do something to stop the ice build up on the back side of the house.

On the other hand, my Vikings are locked in a battle with the Celtic empire and they just took out my Aircraft carrier battle fleet, maybe just a few more turns.

Distracted Geek of Treehaven

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