If you have been following my blog for the past six months or so, you have noticed that I try to post something every week. These past two/three weeks things have been different. I want to try and explain what is going on around our home.
The first thing is that we started a complete bathroom remodel in the boys’ bathroom. It is a big bathroom (9’x 10’ 3”) and my husband is only getting work on it after dinner and on Saturdays. I am helping where I can, but most of the work requires both of us to work. If the days end up like this last Saturday, it takes all four of us to work in installing one thing. That just means the work is slow and I am making lots of trips to either Home Depot or Lowes to buy what we need. I am just trying to say that the work is going SLOW. Yet, every DIY project we have done has been that way.
Also, the weather has finally warmed up here and garden season has started. I have an in-ground garden at home and we run a community garden that has 15 raised beds and one 26’x40’ in-ground patch. We also have six other beds that are for flowers and strawberries. Then there are 16 fruit trees. Our tiller is in the shop, but I was able to buy a mattock and get the potato patch turned over for my garden at home.
I put in (planted) my potatoes yesterday because I knew it was going to rain today. I also planted my onion bulbs. I was very disappointed in my onion crop last year. I thought about half of the onions I planted just died. It has been a warm winter and as the case would be, the onions I thought died grew this winter. They are not large enough to harvest, but now have a good start to this growing season.
We have also found about three young people who are becoming a part of our family too. You have to appreciate people who are willing to come over for dinner and hang out with you when you are in the middle of a remodel. I have found the 18-28-year-old crowd is really easy going and don’t mind a bit of a mess. We don’t’ mind sharing our lives when we are in the middle of living.
If I appear to be away from the blog for a while, just know that I will be back in a while. We are just busy working. I will attempt to take pictures so I can catch you up on what we are doing.