I am really not looking forward to winter this year. I do not feel like I got enough of summer. There is a lot of work that needs done when it gets cold, and doing most of that work just gets harder. When it snows, I have to blade the driveway and start by 6:00AM if I want to get it done in time. Loading the wood burner twice a day can get annoying, but I do enjoy it a little. Call me weird, but I do love the smell of coal burning in the wood burner. The winter marathon begins tomorrow with the building of a 40×20 foot leanto and finishing the barn expansion. I will be glad when that is done. Once the weather turns, the basement will get finished. At least I can always go outside and smell the aroma of wood and coal when I feel stressed.