We have arrived in upstate New York and it still looks rather wintery up here. We even saw some snow in our travels to Ticonderoga today (and there was ice along the shady shore of Eagle Lake). It is hard to get used to the bare trees and hardly any green grass coming up, which makes everything look mono-chromatic and grey. Luckily though, lots of the old brown leaves from the fall have blown into the woods, but there is still plenty of work to be done around here. Dave even had to fix two frozen pipes in the cellar despite winterizing them before we left. The heat came right on, and thanks to Jim R. and John V., our cellar dried up from the deluges of intruding water this winter. The vehicles are all on the road now, and Hercules is ready to remove any fallen trees. Tomorrow I will be out on the New Holland tractor...if it's warm enough out! The tractor/motorcycle shed had 3"of ice in it this winter and everything was frozen to the ground. My favorite Billy Goat blower will be put into service too, and it makes quick work of any leaves and small branches that are left. Once the yard is picked up and in good shape, all the equipment will move down to the Saratoga Rd. house, which was defaulted on once again and we now have regained ownership. MUCH work is required there before we try and sell it...for the last time. Wow, I know I have said this before, but we sure have diversified lives!