Finally, after two months of weather and equipment delays, the piles of junk have been hauled away, the mud pit out front has been leveled, and the driveway has been fixed! Hearing the machines coming up the driveway was music to my ears and seeing the piles disappear helped my mental state. The smell of the dirt being moved to level where the house was, was HEAVENLY. Though I think we were both a little surprised a the smell of fire in the air once they started moving junk piles around. So glad to have the yuck gone!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
I finally was able to begin working again this week. It took much longer (3 weeks) than I had intended but I am finally there. Working from home is great but there are logistical hurdles in doing so that are not there in a drive-to-work environment. My equipment is also supplied by the company and due to its untimely demise, they had insurance and other issues to deal with as well as the many levels of authority to work through in getting the equipment back to me Trying to get my system synched with the company systems then took forever due to the holidays and crazy scheduling. That said, it is nice to have a little bit of routine again, and will be nicer once we have an income coming in.
Being that we are in our harshest part of winter, not much is going on. The many piles of junk and mud pits are still here and probably will remain here for the near future. Keeping warm and not baking ourselves seem to be what occupies most of the time. The
Though not much can be done due to the weather, the manthing is slowly working on the dry storage area in what was the cistern. Funds are limited and we have to rebuild the roof on the room too so we are reusing wood that was salvaged from the house when we can. The old door that was on the cistern was too damaged to salvage so he built a new one this week. The only thing we had to purchase was all the hardware and though it was close to 60 bucks, was much cheaper than buying a new door. It don't look too shabby and once the roof system gets rebuild should look right nice.
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Friday, January 2, 2015
The last few days have had me feeling a little frustrated n grumpy about things n stuff (since resolved). The other night I went down to fetch some green onions to go with dinner n feed the bunnies, I decided I wanted to take a picture of my wheat on the junk pile. It's greenery makes me feel happy. As I stood there to take a picture I noticed a book cover laying there on the heap. I had to take the picture...sometimes we just have to be reminded that this is "the way things work". Mind you, I don't ever recall seeing this book on the pile there before and I check on my wheat a couple time a week. Thinking about it, I don't really recall ever seeing that book at all before.
Yesterday while out putzing about I ran across some more pages of a book with these words poking up through the mud n muck...
at 10:30 AM