Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Progress all around

Making headway with the non profit I'm trying to start. Got some more of the room painted. The sheepdog whistles my mom sent showed up and took a bit to figure out, but I think we've got a good start. We're getting estimates for a few things around the house and weighing the pros and cons between having the jobs done and doing them ourselves. And I'm still pining over a washer dryer set.

Things will probably get really interesting here after a couple of months have gone by and I've started growing things and whatnot.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


It's just before 7 am. The sun is just starting to make its way into the sky. And I have had 6 hours of sleep, broken up by letting the dog out or telling him to stop licking whatever part happens to itch him this time.

My poor dog. I wish I could justify the expense of a full allergy test. Even though he's been on the expensive, hypoallergenic foods for months now, he's still itchy. His seizures seem to have subsided, though. So there is that. I need to take him to the vet again, and not just because he needs more heartworm preventive.

We're very nearly done moving all the stuff from the apartment to the house. I think just one or two more trips and everything will be relocated. That makes me happy.

Also, have started unpacking things here at the house. Got some totes for the boy's stuff in his room, but didn't get enough. I think I need a few more. And a small book shelf. Then hopefully I can get the rest unpacked and the boxes made gone fairly quickly after that. Don't need places for bugs to hide.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Started watching the preppers again. And it made me realize that I don't have a specific catastrophe that I'd prep for; I just hate relying on people other than myself for things that are as important as food and water. That's the main reason I feel any need to prep for the end of things as they are currently.

I'd like to get some of those collapsible water storage cubes, for example. And build up a collection of locally adapted vegetables and fruits. And maybe build up my own breed of chicken. Dunno about that last one. Husbandry gets super tricky if you're not careful.

Monday, August 11, 2014


It's a horrid picture, but you get the idea.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Standing water

So it just dumped over two inches of rain here. The land is so even, though, that there's a lot of standing water. Makes me wonder where I'm going to put chickens and garden space so that they don't get drowned.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


We've decided against getting the goats. We lack the time to give them proper care and attention. Maybe next season.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Got all the vinyl out of the lower cabinets with the help of the hair dryer. Went ahead and started putting the contact paper in.

I have learned that I am very bad at putting in sticky paper. I cut crooked, there's air bubbles and wrinkles, it's not layed straight... I'm not totally convinced it's an improvement on the still sticky bare wood. But it'll (theoretically) be easier to clean than the sticky wood. So, it is what it is.

Had to call a pool place to come out and help us fix the green pool. They'll be out next week, if the weather holds. Once we get it settled, it should be easy enough to maintain. I hope.