I am not complaining! I suppose I am if I have to preface what I say by “I am not complaining”, then I am complaining.
When we were in Texas, we worked our tails off. There were honestly some evenings when I was in the garden working, it got dark and I thought . . I can’t make it back to the house. I would say to myself . . one foot in front of the other. That was a lifestyle we chose, we enjoyed doing the things we did there and except for Addie, we’d still be there still doing what we did.
We got to Missouri and I envisioned us sitting around with nothing to do. That may happen, but it hasn’t happened yet. There is ALWAYS so much to do. I know there are people who get to sit and cross stitch all day. I’m not there . . yet.
Yesterday I was just about to start stitching when Vince asked if I wanted to go eat Mexican. It was 8:45 p.m. before I ever took my first stitch.
When we got back from town, I put away a ton of groceries, kinda re-arranged the storage room downstairs. I had left the very top shelves open for freeze dried foods because it doesn’t weight much. I had wanted to be up on the step stool and have Vince hand me stuff so I didn’t have to get up and down so much but he hasn’t had time so I put other things up there . . things that aren’t so breakable as jars, and that made a bit more room. Then I watered the garden, watered the flowers, pulled a few weeds, picked up in the living room and dining room, cleaned the upstairs bathrooms, then Vince and I went out to look at everything after the construction guys left, we ended up watering the new grass, the fruit trees, the “Little Giants”. We were still outside as it was getting dark, which is pretty early these days.
Vince had to make a decision about the deck posts. We left the posts but the tops had opened up and were a bit rotten so Vince is going to cut about 4″ off the tops of them, use some kind of epoxy to seal them, and put solar lights on the tops. He made a few calls to friends who know about that kind of stuff to see what is best to use and how he should go about doing it.
I told him . . remember when we thought we wouldn’t have much to do here?
I do think once the deck and pergola are finished; once all the rhubarb, elderberries and lilacs have been planted, once the garden is done for the season, we’re going to have less to do.
Vince said “I still have to get the floor done in the shop, and get at least one storage unit emptied out so we can stop paying for three of those. I have cabinets I need to re-organize. I put stuff in them when I didn’t have much stuff here. I need to get rid of stuff that we shouldn’t have moved. We’ll always have a lot to do I guess but at least with winter coming, surely things will slow down a bit.