Thursday, July 8, 2010
Greetings! This is my 2nd post today, but I wanted to get back on track with my evening postings. I knew it would take me awhile to post all the pictures on my new kitchen so I did it this morning rather than last night. And wouldn't you know, the layout didn't turn out as I wanted; but after 2 hours I was tired and frustrated so It Is What It Is! Moving on......... or not. As you can see, I planned on posting this last night, but didn't have a current picture of the mobile, so had to wait until today (Friday) to take one.
The above is a picture of our "house". Obviously it still needs some landscaping and a paint job. We hope to get it painted in the Fall of this year when it cools down. I think we will do it a gray color with dark green trim to match the metal roof. But, as mobiles go, it's not bad. It is 16 x 80 and plenty roomy for the two of us. We got it used for $20,000, which included delivery and setup, so we can't complain (too much)! When you are on a very limited income you do what you've got to do. The landscaping may take awhile, as the ground is very rocky and clay and bad dirt. Not to mention that our well water is salty and not good for watering plants and such. Which also means we can't drink it, so we make weekly trips to WalMart to buy Culligan water (10-13 gal.) for drinking and cooking. We have very spoiled critters -- they drink bottled water! :) I don't know what the salt water does to our skin, or clothes or appliances, but time will tell.
Did I tell you that we are missing Buster (our rooster) and one guinea? They've been gone for 4 days, so I'm sure there is no hope in their returning. And the other day going up the road on my way to WalMart, there were the 5 remaining Guinea Girls waddling down the hill! What they were doing out on the road is beyond me, but they were there again today my husband said. I fussed and fumed and called them street walkers and other names to no avail. They did have the sense to come home in the evening though. I told Ronnie today that maybe they were out looking for Buster and Antoinette. What's a mother to do????? I thought I brung 'em up better than that!
I'm so tired of the rain; it's been going off and on - mostly on - all week now. They say sunshine tomorrow though. I sure hope so. I'm getting cabin fever! I need to go somewhere! Like with Ronnie to buy the lumber to build our back deck. The IRS finally came through with part of our refund so we can get busy. Can't wait.
Well, I've rambled on enough for tonight. It's amazing how many things I can find to talk about, being kind of isolated up here in the hills, but I guess God is watching out for me and keeping me sane. Hope you all are keeping busy and enjoying life.
Take care and God Bless.