Friday, March 29, 2013

When It Rains, It Pours!

When It Rains, It Pours!
Well, we got our wish - things are finally beginning to get started, and even completed!

For the past week we've had a company out here tearing out dead trees, trimming good ones (only 3 left in the pasture, there were so many dead ones), and bulldozing all of the above plus the burnable trash into a pit he dug out at the far end of the pasture. WOW, does this place look bigger and sooo much cleaner!

We've spent days hauling trash, junk, and debris from downstairs to be thrown in the burn pile or hauled to the dump (metal items). Most of it's out, but hauling it up stairs is extremely wearing, and more than a little tiring! It needs to get done so we can move all these tubs of non-essential household things down there and out of the way.

The windows are ordered and will be delivered in about 3 weeks (if money is too tight, we may have to install them ourselves - not cool, as it wouldn't all get done, both upstairs and down). The well company was here today digging where the well will be. So, we should have water very soon! Whoohoo! The fence guy showed up 2 days ago and will be putting in the fences in the next couple of weeks or so. The propane guy filled the tank with almost 900 gallons of propane, so we should be set for a very long time with that! After all that, we'll have to begin doing everything else piece-meal, as that is the last of the money from the sale of the house.

The inside is now beginning to take shape, somewhat. At least, everything is relatively in the location it will be once we have cabinets and walls for the bathroom & laundry room.

We did splurge and buy a rollback truck. This will help with our hauling service and emergency roadside service business. And we'll use it for ourselves as well, of course!

The bus has been a pain in the ass. We had to spend money on a water pump for the shower, a toilet because the handle broke, and  shower faucet because it was so clogged (never mind disgusting). We can't sell it until the water situation is fixed. We'd like to asap as that will be the money to pay the window installer.

So that's the update of the moment. I'll post pictures next time. I'm just too tired to go out and take pictures of all that's been done outside, and the inside I'd like to have all those non-essential tubs out of the way first.

Hubby says that I am actually looking younger! That since moving here it's taken years off my looks. LOVE that man! LOL I may not be losing weight, but it sure is re-distributing itself. My hands are nasty though, rough, dry, and just plain awful feeling. I try to take care of them, but between the work, the dirt, the dust, the animals, the wind, and washing them all the time because I can't stand the feel of dirty hands, there's just no hope! Oils, petroleum jelly, lotions, nothing works. I just might have to ask around to see what the women here do.

Well, I'm beat, so I'm going to go veg until bedtime. It's Friday, wonder what's on that I can just sit back and allow me to go numb - mentally & physically? Honestly, at this point...I really don't care! :)

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