Today was a glorious sunny day...cold, and the ground is still covered in snow, but still beautiful.
I was off on my own to run several errands. One such errand was to bottle 2 batches of wine. Technically speaking, it is illegal in Nova Scotia for stores to sell wine where you bottle on site, but we managed to find a place (it is a legal activity in Ontario, where we moved from). Bottling your own wine is not for the connoisseur, but at $3 per bottle it's my kind of wine.
So...this is the first time that I have ordered two batches. And this is the first time that I've had to bottle them on my own. Carry 5 cartons into the store...rinse 60 bottles...fill 60 bottles...cork 60 bottles...and carry filled cartons (with the help of a cart) back to the car. All this done in the record time of 50 minutes. What a pro!
A man was coming into the store as I was leaving with 3 of the cartons. "Are you in the wine selling business?" he asks. "No, I just drink it", I answer. He says, "Well, I guess if you've got some friends they can help you".
I didn't tell him I manage just fine on my own... Or that I had 2 more cartons still to bring to the car.