Monthly Archives: November 2017

Life is good….

As I stand here in the kitchen waiting for the hot water to boil so I can make coffee in the French press the morning begins.

We let in the kitty from her nightly hunt. She is still on high alert. I try to pick her up to give her a good morning hug, she is not ready for love yet. She scurries over to the water drain pipe waiting for the water to secretly flow out. This intrigues her!!

Kansas makes her usual rrrrrrr noise to catch my attention. This is what she wants.

To receive one she has to give me her paw 10 times right then left right then left etc. Sometimes she get confused right left left right. I correct her and remind her things worth doing are worth doing good.

This is her after an afternoon playing in the weeds. I know people usually hide their weed in their pockets but she wears her weed well.

As the tea pot whistle blows, the sun rises waking the world.

Last night Martin received notice of activity on the game camera. Mama deer and two babies come to drink and eat.

As the coffee brews, Martin has started the wood burning stoves to keep me warm. The smell of the wood burning is a comforting smell. The flames blaze with warmth.

The kitty and the dog go outside to play. They crack us up playing catch me if you can.

This morning is a bowl of cereal before we start our day. Martin will be working in the bathroom and I will be making toy soldier pants to go with this jacket.

Yep life is good……

Till next time……


Forgive me readers for I️ have sinned….. it’s been way too long since my last post

I must apologize as I have been wrapped up in my work and haven’t realized how much time has gone by.

Martin and John were able to place the washer/dryer combo unit into its place.

You know what that means. NO MORE laundry mat!!!! This unit is amazing! Ventless and washes and drys all in one. Uses little water too!

We took a few minutes to put up the ship lap in the living room.

It’s amazing how so little makes a huge difference.

We decided to put tile on this block wall instead of rocks as tile will be quick. Rock is a long process. So off to Lowes we go.

With the tile on order off to another project. We bought this metal wood stand years ago but our wood is too small for the span of the rails. Solution, pallet wood!!!!

All it takes is an idea and a handsome husband to make it so.

Here it sits until the green house gets cleaned out then we can move the stock out there.

The bathroom progress continues.

We are using a composting toilet. No water needed. But you need a drain for excess liquid. So it needs to be elevated. We used leftover 6 x 6’s. Screwed them together then sealed. Perfect.

With Martin taking his rest period. Aka nap, I decided to start the next mosaic wall in the living room.

This next wall will be pretty big so it will be a process. All and any help appreciated!!!

Martin built a solar stand for a few panels so it could power and new camera to catch the animals that come to drink at night.

Our letters arrived!!! Gotta love Amazon. You can buy anything online.

Just a little touch of whimsy.

We started tiling the bathroom. Leftover tile from the Mandarin house is being used.

So excited. We can hardly wait to get these rooms functional. Luckily we are having a warmer winter so showering outside is still enjoyable. And our turds in the composting toilet are not frozen so life is good!

Tomorrow is Monday and all the parts are in so that means our two wood burning stoves will be installed. Wahooooooo. And the last of the insulation will be delivered. Double Wahoooooo.

Looking forward to spending the Thanksgiving holiday with our children and grand children.

Till next time…..