No, they haven't returned to finish the siding and they won't till at least Thursday b/c of rain. It is sad to say that the house looks better now (in it's half finished state) than it did before. See what I mean here: Progress So I am working on patience. :)
I married a wanna be farmer. Rod grew up on a farm and I know that there are still days where he wishes that he could drive tractor and watch the world pass by in the serenity of that noisy beastly tractor. Rod is a farm boy now working in a city world. He loves his job. I am a (mostly) small town girl and have been having to learn about the farming world.
Soon after Rod and I became serious, I learned something about his family: they "DO" their own beef. I used to say butcher but that isn't fully accurate. They raise cattle. They take a cow to the butcher who gives it back in quarters and the Jernas family processes and packages it. The guys all stand around a table trimming fat off of meat that will soon be ground up and the women package it. The first time was an eye-opening experience but now it is the norm.
So, since Rod had to go that way anyway I asked him to go to one of my favorite stores Bailey's in Starke County. Ok, if you live anywhere (I do mean ANYWHERE) near northern Indiana then you need to plan a trip to Baileys! Here it is: http://baileysdiscountcenter.com/ Yes it is like a 5 acre big Big Lots store. It is where we purchased both kitchens for our houses. I wanted to get Cheez Its. Rod got me that AND more!
He got me 28 cabinet doors! He and I had been talking about making a headboard for our bed out of a door and we were struggling on agreeing. (This is key as he won't let me touch tools - which is probably good as I am a klutz!) So we are going to turn some of these doors into a headboard and he got me some extra to do some other fun things with. He paid $1 per door. Not bad, huh? I guess that they had skids of them.
I just finished grading and posting final grades for one of the college classes I am doing and tonite I start another but just thought that I would show a couple of bitty projects I worked on recently.
All right must go prep for my class I am going to teach and spend sometime with my Maggers.
Go Live BIG! :)
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