Hello Friends, and welcome to two new readers! The boys and I appreciate your interest and look forward to getting to know you!
Before we get started on the really important stuff, here’s a shot of my wisteria. It never blooms, but being frost bit twice this spring and having to start over with leaf production didn’t hurt it. She’s now growing New Dawn roses 😉 …
Life is crazy as usual, and there’s just so much to get done. I am encouraged that I may get the house on the market this summer after all, but as in all things right now, it’s not written in stone. The leaky roof in the sun room has been repaired (by yours truly), and a dear friend drove 250 miles to help me with the ceiling. Thank you Frannie! I could not have done it without you! Sheetrock is heavy stuff and even with cutting it down into fourths, at times it was a rodeo getting it up there. Hands, heads, and cut-to-length 2 x 4s all came into play. All that’s left is to finish mudding, and then texture and paint, and a few other minor things around the place. And the on-going downsizing of all the “stuff”. We’ll see how it goes. If our adventure doesn’t happen this year, the boys and I are fully prepared to spend another winter here, BUT we do have some little adventures planned so that will take the sting out of it.
There hasn’t been much going on in Freedom while all this sale (or rent) prep has been going on, but I did get the dash cover put in and the Ventvisors installed. Such little things, but they make my heart sing. Progress. It’s all progress, no matter how small. I brought her home to give her a wax job, and these two items were just frosting on the cake. The Ventvisors will allow for the front windows to be left down almost two inches when it rains, so that will be nice. Very easy to install and the company sends along a tiny little scrubby pad and two tiny alcohol wipes to clean up the window channel before you put the visors in place. They are kept there with strong adhesive strips that are pre-applied to each vent. We’ll see how they hold up.
Oh, I almost forgot. I got new license plates for the van after one of mine was stolen while the van was parked in storage (they tried to get the back one, too, the one with the current year’s sticker on it, but I had it parked as close to a building as possible, so they were unable to get to it ). The new plates were installed with screws that have an out of the ordinary head along with another type of screw, and yet another type with a hex head thrown in the mix for good measure. Someone is going to have to be very prepared if they want to try and steal my new plates. ;-). As long as she’s parked in my driveway, though, I am not worried, because The Chiweenie Brothers are the best little watch dogs ever. So bring it thieves, we’ll catch you the next time! We’ll catch you anyway, no matter where she’s parked. You guess how.
Signing off for now. A much bigger project is in the works for Freedom, so see you back here when it’s complete. Not to be a tease, but here’s a hint: Major change in sleep arrangements. And no, it’s not a man!
Until then, happy trails. Hugs, Shawna
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even TRY.” Jack Canfield