Well it took all day but I got the convenient ore out of the mine and left the inconvenient stuff behind. I’ll come back for it some other day.
My legs ache and my skin is really wrinkled from all the water I’ve been in and out of. I’m hydrated — the little lake is pretty pristine and definitely seems drinkable– but very cold. I don’t really want to get hypothermia, so I think it’s time to melt some rock or something in the furnace just to ensure that the rest of the chambers in my cave house get warm enough.
Very glad I made that ducken-skin mattress and cow leather blanket now.