1. Land Home - Well, the rough plumbing is in, electrical conduits for the living room floor plug and island are in, the whole foundation was poured and it is now curing! WOO-HOO! The patio looks HUGE, the house looks small, but that is an illusion and will look larger when the walls go up.
What also came up is making the attic in the garage a room. Looks like getting it approved for living space is not an option for one reason alone. We have to have some sort of automatic heating unit to keep the room from getting under 60F. A space heater does not count. WOW! So, we decided to not go for a bedroom, but put in an egress window and get the electrical wires up to livable code as well as the insulation. In the future, if we decide to do something to make this a livable room - it will not be difficult - it is just not financially feasible right now.
The large shed is underway as well - finally! They came out and set the forms and dug the trenches for the concrete pad. They are a bit painful - complained a lot, took LOTS of breaks - like work 10 minutes, break 20-30 minutes. It took them 2 days to lay a 30 x 40 basic rectangle shape. It took the other guys 4 hours to lay the outline forms for the whole house, patio and garage. Anyway, it is ready for concrete, but I am not sure when that will happen - hopefully next week.
The best news - FRAMING STARTS NEXT WEEK!
2. RV Living - Always a struggle. We are in the doldrums of summer along with the doldrums on living in tight quarters. Cooking in the RV is too hot right now, so we are trying to make everything in the crock pot, rice cooker and grill. Luckily, I just found out that our rice cooker has a steamer - heaven, I am in heaven!
My emotions are up and down like crazy. Waiting has never been easy for me. Each step done is like a tease! LOL I miss my work - a lot miss it this week. Designing, creating - these are life to me. We already decided when the shed is done, I can start on some woodworking projects. It will be hot, but I will have a fan. I need to refinish the front door and make some art for a wall in the living room.
|I am going to attempt to make something like this - only with different stain colors - no white.|
My daughter's bed now has a large divet in the center - I think we are going to have to get some more foam for her. If I could see to my son's bed, his is probably the same. We need to pull it out and see if we can fluff it out first. We will see.
3. Homeschool - We are doing the work every week, but our hearts are not in it. It is a season. They are still learning, just not the depth I would like. I am not into it either. It may be the summer thing - school is usually out in the summer - as much as it is the RV thing. However, we already took off 2-3 months at the beginning of the year, so we cannot do that now. We need to finish the grammar and math books for sure - we are close - so close! For example, in Math - they are on lesson 95 of 120. I mean seriously close. I think as we finish each subject, we will just stop it until fall because then we will be caught up so to speak.
Excitement - my college boy will be here next week! Today is his last working day while is in on the mission. They get fun time tomorrow, then start going back to the college on Sunday and Monday. I am not sure will he will be here, but it should be Tuesday. Then on Friday, I will have ALL my kiddos at dinner - it is not as often anymore, but I still love it when all my duckies are in a row.
This weekend, we are going to at reclaimed barnwood for our mantle and possibly for our beams in the ceiling - depending on price. I am not holding my breath, but it would be stunning! We are going to the library, getting our shopping done and meeting up with some friends. A low key weekend while we are waiting for concrete to dry!
What are y'all up to this weekend?