I also discovered that the orchard a few miles from us is offering an apple pruning seminar this Saturday morning. Now THAT is something I need to get to. It involves hands on time in the orchard. Sounds great, now if it would only warm up a little. The forecast for Saturday is a high in the lower 20's with a low in the morning in the mid teens. BRRRR. I'll have to wear my thick socks ;) They are also taking pre-orders for apple trees that will be available in April. Now, I know I just ordered a few apple trees- but these will be local- maybe just one more.... I didn't know that they sold trees- I hadn't heard of it before and I'm kind of excited. I'm going to have to take some pictures of our pathetic tree here and take them along with me to get some advice.
So, things are looking up on the education front for me- now to just finish all my continuing ed for my job. I'm also hoping to be able to start making a few more community connections.
Oh, and on the house sale front. When V and I went to shovel the sidewalk this afternoon after I got off work. There was a large pickup truck parked in the driveway at the house in town. It seems that it was the buyer. He was there working on refinishing the stairs. So we got to meet him and answer a few questions. It seems he really loves the house and we got a really good feeling that he will take good care of it. And the best news.... he already has a renter lined up and is planning to close the first week of March. Woo Hoo!!! Only a few more weeks to go. And that means only one more month of double loan payments. YES! The week has definitely taken an upward turn from Monday morning. (Thanks for all the sympathy- it helped) With the house selling, I can now afford to take the permaculture classes. I plan to set aside a bit of money for them. Even though they are spread out from March through October, at $100+ per class, it will add up.