Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Let's get it together

I am so unmotivated in this RV - it is killing me!  Everyday I tell myself, let's just get it going on be the person you know you are.

Then, every morning, if I don't have to go to the house, I sit in my chair, drink coffee and scroll on Facebook.  It sucks!

Really though, it is not unusual that we don't go outside much this time of year.  With the temps in the 100's daily and the humidity so thick you can't breath, it just doesn't make sense to leave.  Add to that, we are living in about 100 sq ft of living space and living in a new new area, well, it just doesn't breed energy and motivation.

Today, however, I am determined to get something done.  I have a meeting for a teen dance today and since we are meeting a library, the kids are coming with me.  I have given them the eclipse assignment, so this will be a great time for them to check out some periodicals.  My son is doing the scientific aspects of solar eclipses and my daughter is getting the history and lore portion.

Then I need a list to keep motivated!

1. Schedule the ortho appt.
2. Reschedule chiro appt.
3. Pay for beef deposit (our side we normally get every year and half)
4. Marinate chicken for dinner
5. Research or outline a basic plan for teen led newsletter
6. Send note to Father-in-law about all clear cancer result!!
7. Have kids make a "love" card for dying step-grand father.
8. Sweep RV
9.  Wipe ceilings
10.  Call my sister
11.  Follow up on customer question
12. Update schedule on bank deadlines, utility installs, etc.
13.  STRETCH!

If I get that done today - I will sleep better tonight - it is not too much - most take just a few minutes - it is just a matter of doing it!

Wish me luck!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Manic Monday

I had to get up early today - which killed me almost.  Plus, it is a long day where Darrell is working late, so I am on duty for dinner after spending almost the whole day outside in what is supposed to be the hottest day this summer.  The heat has exhausted me.  I am taking a quick break for lunch before heading back up there.

I oversaw the guys installing my beams!  FINALLY!  Felt like it took them a long time, but really, it has only been one week.






 I was very worried a couple of times as they balanced on 2x4 pieces of wood they quickly put together.  But they are in and look great.  There is a little more reinforcing to do - by running cables, but they are almost done. 

They will look even better when the sheetrock goes in - which may be as early as Wednesday.

Overall a low key weekend - grocery shopping, cleaning, chilling out - listening to the rain.  Nothing too major. 

I hope you all are having a great Monday!  I think I am just too tired to say much of anything.  Bye for now!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Week 25 Update - missed 24

So much going on that it is really getting difficult to keep up with on here, but you get the highlights.  The minutia is boring really.  Although when it is your home - it is always something important!

Land Home - We are moving right along.  The BIG NEWS of course is that the builder told us we are about 2 months from being done.   Which, honestly, throws my mind into overdrive and the nights have been showing it by my lack of sleep.

All electrical work is in - including outlets, fan boxes, light boxes, cable boxes, phone jacks, switch boxes, alarm boxes, speaker boxes and all the wiring that goes with it.  All in wall and floor plumbing is in as well.  When I visited this afternoon, they were blowing in the insulation in the outer walls.  It really makes it feel more homey even though you can see the insulation.  I did not take a picture because they were working and stuff was flying everywhere.

PLUS, I made them mad because I asked them to get off my beams.  They are in plastic, but it did not deter them.  Sigh.  I just really pray that they don't damage them. I cannot keep them off.  They got off when I said something, but I know they were mad.  I have a feeling this is how it is going to go from now on.  I sure wish I had that shed.

Speaking of which.  The Shed.  Another problem.  So, their concrete guy quit on them. I get it.  However, I could have had the pad done back when the house was being poured.  Anyway, they have found a guy now, but he has to finish up his house concrete work, then he is going to work for our shed people permanently.  We are not at the very top of the list, but close to it.  Maybe two weeks before they get out to us.  Thing is, the appraisal is based on this being done AND after our driveway is poured, there is no way to get back there with a big concrete truck - the driveway will not be able to handle it.  (I refuse to put in 2 entrances)

Now I have to start working with the crappy bank that we are going to leave as soon as this construction loan is converted.  We have to start locking down rates, etc. 

Also, the to do list just long and very undistinguished.  Cable - possible we can get business cable - we just have to get a box installed.  Sometimes the wait is long, so we are starting now.  Propane tank install and contract.  The well is going in next week.

RV Living:  Upon hearing of the great exodus, it almost made living here just a bit harder.  We are longing for things even worse now, but this is where the perseverance will really pay off.   We are holding the course and keeping strong.  It is hot, hotter than hot. 

I have gained so much weight while here, probably from a little depression, but also just from not moving.  It really is too hot to breath outside - this is where I usually just did yoga, but I have no room on the RV.  We are also eating out more because cooking is difficult and makes the RV even hotter. 

We are just ready to be living in a home.  

Homeschooling:  Well, although we stopped a general curriculum, we have joined a group and did the field trip today.  I ordered some solar glasses so we could see the solar eclipse in August - it will only be around 75% here, but still fascinating to look at.  I am having them create reports on solar eclipses - one scientific and one historical and lore.

It is almost time for me to start planning out homeschool for the year!  We start in earnest after we get back from taking College Boy back to school.


I will have pictures this weekend when noone is there.  I hope you have a great weekend yourself!