The new house is coming along nicely. It is a lot of hard work, but work that I love. There are always problems with old houses, and ours has its share. The electrical system needs to be updated, and my son (who has a loft apartment over the barn) keeps tripping a breaker. He has not overloaded anything, the current panel (?) is just not big enough for the house plus the apartment. So this morning, he came over for a shower before work. Even on hot days a cold shower is no fun.
We also had a huge tractory backhoe type thing in our yard for a week. I kind of miss it now. This was because the septic system had a crack and the whole thing needed to be fixed. Thank God it was discovered before we moved in.
We (ok, Brian) had to dig 3 large holes because they had to pull up 3 boxwoods in there area of the leach field, and I didn't want to lose them.
We have now finished weeding and edging 3 perennial beds. The 3 small ones. After we finished weeding and uprooting all the bittersweet, there was not much left - only a lone hollyberry bush, and two spirea. We edged it and then lined it with bricks from the dwindling brick pile. There was a lot of dirt to look at. So with a very small stash of cash, I headed to a local flower farm where they had some great deals. I bought some annuals. They were having a HUGE sale so I got 6 Rudbeckia for $2.15 each, and 6 red Supertunias for $0.49 each.
The house stuff had to go on hold for a couple of weeks. Our church had VBS, and Brian and I built a Snack Shack and a Lifeguard Chair. I was also the game coordinator, and I had a lot to organize and purchase. Usually, I am very organized and have everything done way ahead of time, but this summer is definately an exception. I am letting God organize my days, and trusting in Him that I can accomplish what He has called me to do!