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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Oh Lala, I've been gone a long time but it seems like only a few weeks. The time machine is broken and is going out of control...

When I started this post  it was still in 2014 but I got sick for 4 days and went to work at the farm sick twice a day and went to bed when I returned home. I'm still not feeling well yet.

I've missed visiting you because I just couldn't sit at the computer very long.
A lot has been going on since my last post so I'll try to condense it as much as I can.

My calf nursery is overflowing again with  more on the way... I've had 22 calves born since November 1st so I've been very busy.

We has a huge storm on my Birthday and it  knocked the power out. The new stove installation was delayed for 3 days, I was so tired from having to care for all the new calves being born  almost everyday and all the work that went with and the cold and everything else ...

We  really got dumped on and no heat in the house.... A view of the back deck from the sunroom door

Caught in the act... Sound asleep with layers and layers of clothing and a heat bag on my neck to warm up after work... Notice the Rug Hooking Bible on the table...

I had no internet for many hours. Can't even remember....
Even with the generator I was still cold but I had internet after they removed a fallen tree off the wires that provided internet and phone communication.

We hammered  out a wall of white and black speckle faux bricks, the wainscotting and a pine board wall was removed and George laid a sub floor over the old yucky  flooring.

The porcelain tiles were finally installed

I sanded the glue my husband had put on the wall behind the wainscotting and used some Polly Filla to cover all the uglies, but had to wait until later to sand as the stove installer came.

They had to tear the chimney liner and install a new chimney pipe.

This insulated pie was installed through the new hole cut through very hard bricks.

The new energy efficient stove finally installed.  It's an amazing stove that once lit stays lit for up to 14 hours so all you need to do is add wood and push a few livers and away it goes and it close the damper by a timer.  George loves it.

The library was emptied all over the livingroom  and I had my cookbooks and my gardening books  were put on the stairs. I painted the den and had some help from my granddaughter Jordyn.

I got the furniture all moved back in and the house just straightened out just in time for my daughter Christine and her little family's arrival on the 21st of Dec. The next morning she's reading a book brought by The Elf On The Shelf. He brought a new book  every day since December 1st to Christmas Eve. The boys loved it.

To be continued...

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone...  I'll try to catch up again as soon as I feel better.