Wednesday, between the critter in the shop . . which was the dark gray cat . . Vince opened the shop door and we saw him hiding so we left the roll up door open, walked away and then I saw him out in the yard so we closed the shop back up. We usually close the shop up way before dark but Tuesday night, it was well after dark before we closed it up and I guess he just got in there and hid when Vince went around to close all the doors. Wednesday night after Vince had shut all the doors, the cat was kinda hanging around the doors like he thought he was going to go inside and sleep again . . not!
Anyway, between the critter in the shop scaring me and all the flooding news, and it has been a month since I saw Chad, Nicole and Addie . . I can allow myself to have second thoughts about living here. Then, I remember that living on a bit of land out in the woods is what I had wanted for so many years. Probably there’s nowhere that we could live where, overall, we’d be happier than we are here.
When I walked out Thursday morning, I said “Good Morning, sunflowers!” to the sunflowers I have hanging hoping to get some seeds.
It was just getting good daylight as I was making my rounds to let the chickens out. The broken hoe leaning beside the gate post makes me smile . . I don’t remember what Vince was doing when he broke that handle . . maybe he was after a snake.
The path through the woods to the neighbor’s house is a little muddy after the recent rains but we both use our RTVs and they’re made for rough terrain so a little mud is no problem. It’s so nice to have neighbors we like that aren’t too close but aren’t too far.
For probably 30 or more years, I had said I wanted to live on 40 acres and we ended up with 45 so even when I’m missing the kids and frustrated with the bugs and critters, this is still a great place to call home and I’m happy to be here.