This week’s vocabulary words are safety and flexibility.

Or at least on this ranch they have been. Flexibility, means the two men work out their carpooling that when one is working overtime the other one has something they can do while waiting. This week ds was working it, but dh wasn’t.
Flexibility means adjusting dinner plans to take advantage of a $70 free dinner for three and enough leftovers we ate for two more meals at home.
Flexibility means agreeing to do two big money bonus shops for a company in 10 days in at two locations I was already scheduled at for those days (for which I’m already being paid a big bonus) for 15 minutes of work—the bonus is for the driving time. It also means turning down lesser shops per our agreement.
Flexibility and safety are doing deep cleaning on the lower section of the house when my joints rebel and won’t let me climb the stairs to work on the office for an additional hour each day. (office is really starting to look good).
Flexibility is wanting certain items for organizing the office and making them out of free stuff instead of buying them—post to the Princess Plan blog will show up soon on this.

Safety is cleaning the fireplace/chimney thoroughly before we lit the first fire of the season. My joints wouldn’t take not having heat when the temps hit 29 outside.
Safety started as a concern and moved to being flexible where my critters are concerned. Here’s the story—one many of you can appreciate for one reason or another.
We have been putting our geese and ducks up every night in our smallest pen, although it’s not real secure—it really needs major repair to the roof and a new gate to keep the coyotes and cougar from wiping them out entirely. Even with the new goslings this season we are down to 18 geese, all of which are pets. We also want to remove the shanty and put one of the small coops in there. But there is one LARGE problem—a dead oak tree. A very leaning dead oak tree. A very leaning over the shanty—and where the little coop would go dead oak tree. Did I mention it was a double tree?