Here is something I have learned about retirement and traveling. If you are gone for 25% of the year, you have to work at least X % harder at home the other 75% of the year to keep up. If you are a math wizard, please find the value of X or an equation I can use. A house and yard need care, and they do hibernate well in the winter but...there is always a list of projects. Those projects rise to the surface, as does spring. Which brings me to the next point: gardening. sigh. I love my yard, and it is calling to me now. Fortunately, the weather here in southern OR on the high desert is still cold. Right now the frost has melted, the wind is blowing and the temperature is 41 F.
I'll stay inside for most of the day-should I paint, sew, clean, or craft?