It was kind of a slow day here. I'm feeling much better, as is I14, who also got it. V, however, is still struggling with this respiratory malady, I think because he had to fly ill last weekend.
It was cool and drizzly here today. Low to mid 60's and drippy. Not an actual rain, just misty. V and the boys worked a bit on moving shrubs outside the back door in preparation for the deck extension that we hope to put on at some point.
J17 and I did some shopping this afternoon. I was fortunate enough to get a 30% discount coupon at a local store (Kohl's) and they generally have a great selection on their clearance racks. So, we shopped. I needed a few things for work (new pants and a couple of fall/winter shirts), the boys needed new jackets and J17 and I found a few deals on the discount racks. With sales, clearance and discounts, we got $500 of merchandise for $180 (tax included). Not too shabby of shoppers. For example- we got I14 a jacket that was priced at $100. Since it was 'end of the season' for fall jackets it was on sale at 50% off and on top of that we had the extra 30% off. I'm so glad that J17 has picked up the bargain shopping gene. She even got a great deal on a dress for homecoming. We then hit the grocery store- the daily deal was 10 lbs of midwest grown potatoes for $1.99!
Magnus was a bit more his usual self today. I was able to go in to feed and water them and collect eggs with no problems. I even raked up the bedding under the roost without him going nuts. Of course, he went after V but V slapped him around a bit with his gloves and he backed down. We'll see what happens. I got 4 eggs today, three brown and another blue one. And yesterday, I gave away the first half dozen eggs- well, bartered more accurately. In exchange, I got some lovely poblano peppers and some french sorrel.
Tomorrow it's back to work and school. Only 4 days of work and then I've got a 3 day weekend. My plan is to work on the permanent run for the chickens this weekend. I would really, really like to go the beekeeping class offered by Zan Asha on Saturday but it would be a several hour drive and I'm not sure I can justify that. I don't know...
I'm starting to get some ideas for my days off this winter. I'm really hoping that since the house is more put together, I can spend some time sewing and/or quilting. It seems like forever since I've had time for either and I can't wait. Now to get the garden put to bed for the winter, get the chicken run finished and a few more inside projects done so I'll have time.