Happy first official day of summer! Is it hot enough for you? If we manage to stay in the shade, the breeze keeps things comfortable outside. The bugs usually only show up at dusk and dawn. We’ve taken to cooking outside to keep the house cool. Today, in celebration of summer (but really cause we had hamburger meat that needed using up) we decide to grill hamburgers. Easy enough, if you own a grill… Continue reading “Grillin’ & Chillin’”
I don’t like beer. There. I said it. I grew up surrounded by beer drinkers. I was raised a midwestern Catholic, therefore, kegs were at many church functions (really). Don’t get me wrong, I am not a teatotoller (what DOES that mean?). I like alcoholic beverages (too much sometime). I just don’t see why the #1 choice of drinkers, is beer.
Continue reading “We Don’t Do Beer Here Dear”
“I stink!” Gets uttered daily by Lance and I. I guess that’s better than hearing, “You stink!” It’s kind of hard to avoid sweating when doing anything outside in Alabama, mid June. The ‘stinking’ part is just a perk from our garlic consumption and our disdain for over-the-counter antiperspirants. Continue reading “The Couple That Sweats Together, Stinks Together”
A hiking I did go… smack dab in the middle of June, in Alabama, at midday. Sometimes I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I live to blog about my mini-adventures, thank You Lord. Continue reading “Helluva Hot Hike”
Sometimes the best things are the easiest things. Raise your hand if you run from a recipe that has more than 5 ingredients? Me, me, me! It doesn’t mean I always make simple things, it does mean I like to keep it simple. My favorite salad dressing is no exception. Continue reading “Just Add Water”
Or “Nothing lasts forever”.
My Mac Pro is evidence of that. Its untimely death was a great disappointment. Eleven must be the factor in “computer years”. Yet another unexpected expense and time user-upper. And an additional excuse for me to not post Building Updates. Though I’m able to blog with Mare’s MacBook Pro, it does not support reading from the Mac Pro 3TB & 4TB drives, so all those pix are stuck in never land until the new computer arrives. Continue reading “Things Perish With The Using”
As we approach the one year mark of us leaving the great northwest, I reflect on what we left behind and what we’ve come back to. Continue reading “Back Where We Belong”
No, I don’t have a pedometer, but I DO have 467 steps to our new mailbox. Ain’t that grand? I think it is. It’s grand because we’re IN our new house, where said mailbox sits (467 steps away). Continue reading “467 Steps To The Mailbox”
Dreams, goals, aspirations- call it what you like, we all have things we want to happen in our life. The cool thing about dreams is they can change, often. Look back to what you dreamed of when you were a kid. What did you want last year so badly? What are you crossing your fingers for now? Continue reading “Got Dreams?”
Enjoying the 3rd ‘snow day’ off from school this week (6th one for 2014). We all know southerners aren’t the best at driving in the snow, so we’re told to stay home (and off the roads). Down in our part of Bama we got no snow but a double dose of mud! Hey, it’s a chance for me to hang out with my honey at our property, I’ll take it!!
Have any of you ever driven in the mud (besides you, Judy Bluis)? It’s equally as slippery as ice and quite as messy as snow. They actually make mud tires, I think. Until we put gravel down on our driveway(s), we will be slipsliding in the sludgy mud! Wonder if I can call into work that I can’t make it out due to 3 feet of MUD. Prolly not.
I have no desire to go out and make a mudman nor lay on the ground and form a mud-angel (eww). Throwing mud clods might be fun and squishing through it while wearing my rain-boots entertains me for a bit. The dried mud flinging off the truck tires once we are on the paved road is kind of cool too (no, I don’t get out much).
It would seem Alabama has had more ‘bad weather’ since we’ve been building our empire in the woods. Too rainy to excavate, too wet to have concrete trucks come in, too frozen to get the pumper truck out to pour concrete… Rain, freezing temps and MUD… Maybe we’re just overly anxious to ‘get ‘er done’… Maybe it will all come together in the Spring! Maybe next year we can sit on our concrete roof and watch the storms roll in over Bulls Gap mountain and reminisce about the crazy weather of the past year. In the meantime, we plug along, this week in the mud…next week??