We got back in late last night. While we were gone my allergies starting acting up. I couldn't stop sneezing and I had fluid buildup in my ears. I was miserable... Until today... When I woke up with the crud that has been going around. C took care of the kids most of the day … Continue reading The crud
It's the third day of the month and I already missed the second day of writing. One day I would like to actually fully go through something. But I have a good excuse. C's grandmother passed yesterday morning. The kids and I drove down to be with his family yesterday while C was at work … Continue reading Always behind
I feel like a slacker because I haven't been keeping up with my blog ever since we started working on the tires. Don't worry, it's not that I am bored with you, it's that I'm afraid of boring you! I did want to get back into the swing of being more deliberate with my writing … Continue reading Nostalgia
We have finished row 6 and are on to row 7. We also have hired someone to come out for 4 hours a day 1-2 days a week. With my back still giving me occasional fits we decided it was best to get someone else out there so I can take more breaks during the … Continue reading Still going
And so it begins.
I woke this morning with some real hope. Now don't get me wrong, I also had fear and that fear brought tears, but after the tears came the hope. I was fearful of what either candidate would bring to the country. Neither was my choice (and while you may chastise me for voting third party … Continue reading And so it begins.
Sometimes we just have to modify
I have been working my butt off to get the tires on schedule. They are nowhere near being on schedule and I am killing myself trying to work hard enough to do it. The other day I went out and did 12 tires (our daily goal) by myself. It took 6 hours. 3 in the … Continue reading Sometimes we just have to modify
My blisters have blisters
We have been working on tires for 11 days now. We have 31 finished. It's getting better and a lot easier to do them. I have gone from filling 2 an hour to almost 4, and that's without any help. I am trying to go out first thing in the morning and working until about … Continue reading My blisters have blisters
And it’s on!
Yesterday we officially started the tires. We tried our hand at the first tire to get a hang of what we are doing. It took about 6 buckets of dirt but the tire looks great. In order to finish in the time we need to we have to do 12 tires a day. At this … Continue reading And it’s on!
Are you ready? We might be…
We got the backhoe today and got everything done that we wanted to do! We leveled the area around the concrete, dug the very large hike where the septic will be, and dug the grey water area. All in all it took us about 12 hours of hard labor to get it done. We cleaned … Continue reading Are you ready? We might be…
Because it’s taking too long
We ordered a backhoe. It will hopefully be here Wednesday. After almost 2 weeks of me going out and digging an hour a day C came out. We dug for about 30 minutes before we both realized it would take us way too long to dig everything ourselves. As much as we want to save … Continue reading Because it’s taking too long