Since we had to go into town today to pick up prescriptions, we added in as many errands as we could think of, so we wouldn't have to come back any time soon. Which would have been a moot point, since one of my husband's prescriptions can't be filled until tomorrow (one of the highly … Continue reading A couple more steps closer!
My goal for today was to start getting things out of the basement and into the barn or junk pile, as appropriate. My daughters were doing a whole bunch of baking, but we were able to coordinate a time when we could work together on that. I didn't get as much done in the basement … Continue reading Clearing things out and potential salvage items
During our trip to the city, I was able to pick up a couple of cheap plastic utility shelves for the old basement. Due to lack of space with all our other shopping, I ended up getting one at Costco and one at Walmart. They were the same size and type, but different brands. Today, … Continue reading Shelving it
After all the snowmelt yesterday, we had ourselves a few skating rinks around the yard! The ice wasn't quite thick enough to hold my weight as I did my rounds. Boy am I glad I found those rubber boots. Even if I had to cut the tops. Wider would have been nice, too, but at … Continue reading Drainage
Having received shipping confirmations for the seeds we ordered, the girls and I have been talking about just where we are going to plant what we're getting, and what we need for what we're getting. In the two years we've been here, we've been working at reclaiming neglected spaces before we could even consider planting … Continue reading Garden layout plans
Well, we did it. We did our monthly shop today. Or perhaps I should now call it our bi-monthly shop, since we will have to go into the city again to get more of the big, heavy stuff we got only half of what we normally do. Yesterday, I had hoped to get some more … Continue reading Little progress, good progress and making do
Today, it was back to the old basement to finally do something about the old hot water tank that died on us, shortly after we moved here. A job that didn't go as well as I'd hoped in some ways, while better than I hoped in others! 😀 Here is the state of the tank, … Continue reading Clean up: old hot water tank
I was able to get a few more hours working on the old basement today. Honestly, I should probably be using those hours doing housework, but that's depressing. 😀 Cleaning the basement may be really gross at times, but once it's done, it'll stay done for a very long time. It's a psychological thing. 😀 … Continue reading Clean Up: old basement progress
Today, I was able to get the van in and finally get the front brakes done. We've got quite a bit of driving to do at the end of the month, so I'm glad to be able to do it now, instead of in the middle of all that. It has been a few days … Continue reading Brakes are done!
So while my wonderful daughters were making brownies, I headed to the basements to continue with some organizing and cleaning. In the process, I found some very cool things! The first thing I found was among a pile of glass jars I sorted through. It is a very old metal cookie press! It looks like … Continue reading Clean Up: both basements, progress and things we find!