Early Childhood Memory

The past two days have been a rush of pleasant memories from my childhood. The sun was out all day yesterday and again this afternoon after thunderstorms last night. Though its much chillier today. Yesterday I was in shorts, where as today I’m in jeans and a hoodie.
The warmth from the sun on my face just brings a smile to my face and an overall sense of joy inside. I go back to one day when I was very little sitting on the front step of our house. I couldn’t have been older than 4. It was a Spring day and it had just stopped raining. Just a quick little shower, not even enough to have made the step too wet to sit on. Not sure I would have cared either way. I can still smell the blacktop on the road as it dried off in the sun and feel the gentle breeze on my face.
I was sitting outside by myself. A cat walked by and played for a few minutes, but went on its way. The neighborhood was silent. Perhaps the other kids were in school. I just remember the total absence of human sound. There were birds flitting about, chirping their post rain songs and the sound of the breeze. Then I spotted a small rainbow. It was the most perfect Spring day.
Ohhhhh to have this feeling is amazing. I only wish it would last forever. I hope I can find it again at our house.

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Ugh!!!!

I can’t explain the level of anxiety I’m at. Sherm is working so hard on the house to get us moved in, but its just not soon enough. It has nothing to do with the work that needs to be done or anything to do with Sherm…. It’s the need for more room. To have Dixie not in the same room with Sherm during the day when he’s trying to sleep and to be able to cook dinner without waking him up.

I’m on edge every minute that I’m awake. And sleep??? Well I get some from time to time. It’s hardly ever continus and then one night I’ll get 12 straight hours uninterrupted.

I can’t focus. I can’t hear people when they talk to me because my brain is rushing around on other things.

Progress is slow

Progress is slow on the house. This bathroom rehab has taken all of the time spent there. We knew were getting into a rehab but its the other little things that can slow a projection. Someone built the tub into the bathroom wall so the corner of the house and basically the whole bathroom was being held up by the tub. And there was a floor below the existing floor that was sitting on top of the cement crawl space area. The heat pump had a few issues to work out and the incoming water supply needed to be found. New pipes were run for the entire house with not only shut offs at the tub and sinks but Sherman did a fantastic job of setting up a supply trunk. We still need to test the septic but it looks to be in good shape and we need to find where our gray water runs to but that’s fairly easy. I’m thinking the gray water is what fills our pond. That’s just a hopeful wild guess on my part.
Maybe….. Just maybe we’ll be moving in next weekend.
Tomorrow is our first day of Spring. Its so nice to see flowers blooming and leaves popping out on trees.

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A New Chapter Begins

So we made the move from Syracuse, New York to Clarksville, Arkansas. We moved here with big plans and a semi decent budget. We now own a fully paid for, 3 bedroom home on 5 acres of land. My header picture is the view across the road from us.

One neighbor past us which seperated by some of our woods And on the other side past more of our woods is an intersection. Behind us is 100s of acres of cow pasture….. And its soooooo quiet.

We’re currently doing some renovations on the place… Well Sherm is and we have a move in time within sight! Finally! But Im not putting it out there just yet… Don’t want to jinx the progress. The house is also an hour from Clarksville where we’re staying in a cabin So tge work progress is slow. And Sherm is on 3rd shift which also ads to the delay. All and all we’re at a point where things are going to move right along.