Friday, January 19, 2018

Back To The Good Stuff

Well, hopefully all the troubles are behind us!
Even with ice and snowy spots still on the ground, 
the warm sunshine yesterday felt good.  
So good in fact, I spent a few hours working ON my shop. 
I'm still trying to get it "closed in" where I can use it.
One side is beginning to take shape!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

And It Continues

Rolling into a second week with no heat.  Still waiting on parts.
SO glad we put in our fireplace when we built this place.  It's been a life-saver! 

But that's not all... Sunday morning we had NO WATER!!
Living "in the country" and being on a well affords all kinds 
of times surprises appear.   No warning.  Just BAM!
Had the company out today, and they found the problem
and repaired it--a connector had rusted out just above the underwater pump, so there was no pressure on the lines.
But GEEZ... I sure hope we're getting all of this stuff out of way NOW, and won't have more to deal with this year!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cold Beginning

  Well, 2018 has started out with our coldest weather this winter.
And of course, it is now, our 23 year old heat pump and furnace decided to take a rest from operating... 
Yep... 4 days now, no heat !!  
Good news, they say.... found the parts needed.
Bad news, however.... they are in Texas and it will take a week to get them!
UGH... thank goodness for a fireplace!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

My Next Chapter in Life

A new year has arrived.  As always, we have a clean slate.
Our first blank page in this chapter (2018) of our lives.
Hopefully I'll stay healthy and happy, and surrounded by the people I love.
And that would make it a good year, no matter what other things happen along the way---good or bad.  

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Looking Back at 2017

Hmmm... taking this week to "look back" at my year.
These were my plans for the year way back on January 1st.

---Get my shop functional...
---Sand down that old truck and get it repainted.
---Plush garden overrunning with fresh veggies.
---Paint the exterior of our home...ALL of it.
---More photography.
---More pickin' & grinnin'  (guitar & singing)
---A "vacation" to a state I've never been to.

Oh boy!!  Of all those... while I WORKED on all of them...
Most I did not complete.  Only one was accomplished.
I did have a plush garden overrunning with veggies!
BUT, Not much work on the truck at all.  No vacation.  
Very little photography.  Very little pickin' & grinnin'.  
Guess I'll be spending this week doing some self-evaluation!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Has Arrived in Georgia

Sitting here today watching it sleet, and snow, and...rain!
And then mix it up, swirl the wind around, and repeat.
On Monday it was 70 degrees (F).
Today it's 34 or so.  
But that gave us time to make a huge dent in our 
Christmas decorating for the holiday.
Here is our mantel.
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
in hopes that St. Nick soon would be there."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Farming On My Mind

Using this time to plan next year's garden.
I'm having to rethink my entire area and do some garden "remodeling."

The NEW PLAN:    
Step 1---- I've removed all of the fruit trees!
(They NEVER produced any fruit.  What did come on there were eaten by the squirrels, so I'm tired of them just being "in the way."
Step 2---- Relocating the blueberry bushes!
Moving those red bushes next to the gazebo out to another location next to my "original bushes" 
Step 3---- Till, cultivate, and make 8 new beds!
Hopefully 4 by the Spring planting, and 4 more by the late summer planting for Fall crops.
(This picture shows 2 new ones done already.)