Freedom from Guilt

I had a pretty good day.  I helped my grandson, Tommy, do some yard work in exchange for some rocks he wanted to get rid of.  I took the rocks (slightly burned from a burn pit) to my yard and circled them around my septic tank. My husband has been afraid people will run or […]

The First Day

Well, I staggered through my first day of healthier living.  I don’t know exactly what to call it.  Diet doesn’t work because that sounds negative and a good way to set myself up for failure. I had great plans for today.  I had my work schedule already in my mind when I went to sleep […]

A New Start

It’s been about 10 months since I wrote on my blog page.  I hope I can write a coherent sentence or two, and form it into an intelligent  paragraph. Ten months ago I ran out of anything to write.  I became dry, silent.  I think I must have turned inward, not wanting to read my […]

A New Project

We agreed to buy a travel trailer today.  We are already working on three projects, so what is one more, right?  We are probably out of our minds to do this, but it was such a good deal. Of course, the ceiling is falling down and the cabinet is sloping backwards, but it has good […]

Cleaning Up After Others

Twice recently, I and a crew have cleaned up after someone else.  They just abandoned the property and left behind whatever they didn’t want, need, or took time to throw in a trash can.  The first house took a 16 foot trailer of furniture and a pickup load of clothes thrown around the house to […]

Weekends at PeePaw’s

Riley came for a visit this weekend.  He comes the first of every month, and it is a busy weekend.  We have a routine: ride the four-wheeler (kid size) around the circular driveway until the battery runs down, play a little basketball, kick around a ball that passes for a soccer ball, then into the […]

The Old Yellow Pickup

My goodness, but my grandson has brought a fresh breath of air into our home since his return from the Army.  Always smiling and joking, he has helped me with so many chores.  The lawn was about half mowed when he arrived.  It is now finished and weed-eated.  I can’t weed-eat, so I am ecstatic […]

The Tree Room

Tomorrow, I’m going to tackle a forgotten room, neglected, dank and slightly scary.  It’s my tree room.  I call it that because there is a tree growing through a glass roof.  Yes, it began as an experiment in creativity, and ended in a place I didn’t want to enter.  The problem began with the “boot” […]

Being a Good Steward

I got my crown molding put up yesterday.  I have been waiting about five years to find someone who was skilled enough to do my small job and not cost me a fortune.    The first part, finding someone skilled enough to do the job, was one of the biggest obstacles.  My living room has different […]

Hot July Days

My, but the weather is hot!  I try to do work in the shade and follow the course of the sun from front yard to back yard.  If there is a breeze, I feel like rejoicing. The guys must have done a pretty decent job of insulating the metal-built shop as it offers shade and […]