I’m sure glad we were able to beat the heat wave with getting all the heavy moving done! We sweated enough in 95* weather. Here is what we have been up too the last few months.
Remember we had purchased this old home a few years back. We had problems with getting a clear title because of the sellers family issues. Finally after a year it was cleared up.
Then we relaxed on working on it for the business was consuming our time. Covid brought on at lot of service work with people calling for our services as far as four hours from home.
When Mike’s decided to serve the church in PR, we decided to get serious with remodeling the old house.
LouAnn (our daughter)is living in the old house as she will be staying on after we move on . We will be living in the RV for a bit until the new owner of the business feels he is comfortable in running the business.
Then we will be going to Tennessee to work on the old home there.
Here’s the before and after photos of the old block house.
We still have a few things to do like a new entry door in the kitchen.
Here’s where we are …
A fuller view..
There is yard work to do yet,and shed in back needs a new door,then the old place will look in much better shape.
Life for us is going to take on a new adventure. We sold the garage door business to a younger couple,and they are also buying the farm with it. The office and shop are on the farm so we were glad that they were taking the whole farm.
Why did we sell? Well, we started the business when the boys were all home needing something to do. They are all grown ,going their separate ways. Hubby isn’t in to hiring,just don’t need that headache,he says.
We purchased a parcel of land in the mountains of Tennessee awhile back,now we are looking at restoring the little house on the hill that has been sitting empty for a good 15 years.
The side walls were done like this.
I started with removing the old drywall, it’s a messy job!
We will be living in our camper for a year ,first to give some assistance to the new owner in running the business,and then it will let us work on the old house at a more leisurely timeline.
Some views of the place…
There’s much work to do with clean up,but it will be worth it as it is a beautiful place of wild country.
I have a feeling that my old quilts and the old house are going to be happy to be together.
The first update is on little Felix, they have put a Berlin heart on him until there’s a little heart for him. He does open his eyes and recognizes his momma ❤️
Felix’s folks are handling this very good given the circumstance. They feel the love and prayers of many caring people.
Next update… the little raised garden bed is really doing good this year. I have put squash in the freezer .. shredded,and fried. I would like to make some zucchini bread yet to add to the freezer list.
Hubby came home with around 15 lbs of sweet cherries,nice to have those to put in the freezer.
Of course there has been camping , Leona’s best therapy for boredom.
Hubby decided that it was time to get a terrier . So Sparky has join our family.
The next project that I have been learning about ,is how to do my own essential oils. I use oils, especially in the winter in a diffuser for Leona. They are also great to have when her muscles get to tight. The problem good oils are pricy!! So I am learning to do the ones that I use the most .
Here’s the distillery.😄
Next thing that got done that feels so good to have done is a…..
It’s hard to believe that it’s Dec. 1 already! Thanksgiving weekend flew by way too fast.
I promised a picture of the kiffles that I make for Holidays only . I did do a post on them on my other site on. Dec. 19… Kiffles 2017..(I’m not sure how to link it though..😏 ) if you care to make them.
Leona is starting to feel better,wanting to sit in her chair again. It has been a long three weeks with her being very listless and no appetite, then the first of last week complaining of tummy ache.. a few days later running fever.
With the fever I know I needed help! Thank the Lord the problem was easy to diagnose. Low iron count with a stomach bug….
Leona has issues with getting enough nutrients from her food,so she needs a formula,even with the formula that I give her everyday that still didn’t have enough iron for her.
Just a few days on liquid iron ,I can see her coming back to her normal self.👏👏
I’m just so thankful it wasn’t worst.
While sitting close by my girl, I was able to finish this star top.
Yes, we all got the COVID-19,even Leona but with rest,echinacea tea, pedialyte , Tylenol and prayers of friends and love ones. We are all back to normal… well almost. Leona and I still have to take a nap come noontime. Hubby and LouAnn bounced back after a week with only their taste lost to recover. They say that ,that takes a little more time to recover.
Well, so much for that bit of info..
Here’s some cute news we got two little parrotlet for to entertain Leona. She so enjoys watching the chickens and the ducks but it is getting so hot out these days and it is harder for her to hold her head up when she sits in the wheelchair. So we decide to get something that can be inside the house.
Kilz, White paint, rollers,paint brushes, tape, old sheets ( that I dug out of the close just for this)and marble contact paper.
Bet one can guess now what I’ve been doing.😄
LouAnn is home from school teaching for the summer. She wanted something different to do before buckling down to bulletin boards and lesson plans.
I jumped at that .. this house needed a facelift in many of the rooms .
First we started on the little hallway that was an off orangish yellow( these were the colors that were here when we bought the place . The painted walls were in good shape so I just lived with these colors until they needed redone.) sorry ,I didn’t take pictures of the hallway or the little bathroom .. they were the same color.