I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Thursday, 10 November 2011
I am exhausted. It was pouring rain this morning so I started at lunch time when it had subsided and worked till 6:15 pm. I was somewhere between the wall and the top of the ladder above the baby's room when the ladder collapsed. Somehow I pulled myself back up onto the joists with the hammer still in my hands. I had another ladder set up at the opposite end of the wall so I was able to get down. That scared me.