Thursday, February 1, 2018

Clean As A "Whistle"

Last week AND this week have been busy!
Doing more planning on this year's garden.
Putting in 8 NEW BEDS... almost doubling last year.
That required I MOVE (transplant) 20-- count 'em --
TWENTY blueberry bushes, and prune them back.
Their old spot now clean as a "whistle."  

New spot nice and orderly with pruned bushes evenly spaced.

Monday, January 22, 2018

My Resting Place

Finished my very first project in the shop!
Built me an adirondack chair from scrap lumber I had
after tearing down an old deck.... all treated lumber.
Now when I'm "working" in the shop, I'll have a 
place to catch my breath... and daydream.

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!