Kim Stewart

Canadian Métis Artist

the busy season

home lifeKim StewartComment

I have called this the busy season. Every spring at this time, Kevin leaves to a work related conference, and every year at this time several other things happen:
the basement floods,
marking is due at the College, and
there will be some sort of sickness had by someone in the family, this year it is Kevin's mom. She usually comes and stays with me while Kevin is gone to help out with the mopping up, and general chores around the homestead. At least it sure seems like a homestead. The well needs to be dug out. Silt has fill in the reservoir. The old vehicles need work, the banisters are falling apart, did I say the basement was leaking? Oh ya, I did. There is a logging truck load of wood coming at some point in the next 2 weeks. Kevin bought it so that we would have all the wood we need for the next 2 years. I am SURE it will come when he is gone. As with everything, this will pass, but it sure seems heavy at times.