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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lots of Catching up to do!!!!

I'm not sure where to even begin getting you all caught up on our life's adventure. I guess I will start on Scott's new tractor/mower shed and we will go from there. Sound good to you? Well here we go...

Last Fall we started building and had the floor/base done and then our rainy season began. Well when we pulled the tarps up we found that water had gotten underneath so Scott had to pull up all the plywood and we started over.

Getting the second wall up was a bit tricky and I was terrified that one of us was going to get killed. Scott finally got the idea to use our truck to pull it up by feeding a line from the wall over a branch on the magnolia tree and down to the trucks bumper. Worked like a charm but the next building project I will see if we can rope a few friends or family into helping that is for sure.

The shed is now nearly shingled; Scott just has to finish the bit across the very top. The we will have to enclose the upper portions, install a window we picked up at the ReStore for $50. And he will be building some doors for the front. Oh and of course it will need to be painted... Georgian Yellow! Think Sunflower!

 During one of my rest breaks I looked up and saw a bit of party bag shred floating in the breeze and followed it up to find we weren't the only ones utilizing that magnolia for a building endeavor. It's a Robin's nest! I was SO glad we hadn't disturbed her or her nest during our own fiasco with that second wall. Scott said he was even happier that I had seen it as he had planned to cut that limb off as it is quite close to the house. The pair of Robin's have been busy carrying meals back to the nest the past few days. Yesterday we found a dead baby in the yard... not sure if the fall killed it or our hyper Cocker Spaniel ,Bernadette.

I found a recipe for Dandelion Salve on Pinterest and am going to give it a try. I want to see if it will help with my rough feet and Scott's SUPER dry skin. I went out and picked a bunch of dandelion blossoms this morning and now have them paying out on cardboard atop our new chest freezer. The gal also says to save any excess dandelion infused oil for an aches and pains massage oil... Sounds good to me!
Last Sunday was Mother's Day and I made a card for my Mother-in-law. She loved it!
Monday, the 11th we celebrated 30 years of marriage! We are planning a day or overnight trip tomorrow as we both requested Monday off from work. It's just so hard to do anything on Mother's Day Weekend and it is also USC's Graduation weekend.  So we decided to wait until this weekend instead.


  1. The shed is looking great! What a great harvest of dandelion blooms.

    Your card for your mother-in-law was lovely.

    Belated Happy 30th Anniversary wishes. Have a nice little get away to celebrate.


  2. So much going on! Good work all around! Happy anniversary! And you know, dandelions are beautiful. I know they're weeds and all, but still, such a bright happy yellow. I hope the salve does the trick!


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