Sept was a busy month with picking jewelweed and making it into soap to treat our poison ivy rashes.
There was also three weddings that we attended. The first wedding was in Pa ,held at a wedding barn. It was beautiful!
We grilled the beef brisket for this wedding. We grilled the meat in Ga on our big grill then packed the wrapped brisket in three large coolers . We left late Friday evening ,arriving in time Sat morning to the reception for slicing the brisket and putting in it cookers to keep warm.
Then we went to Md to attend two wedding ,one on a Friday a niece on hubby’s side,on Saturday a nephew on my side.
We left Thursday evening to cross the Chesapeake bay bridge tunnel,for Hurricane Ian was kicking up some winds causing an alert there. We cross safely late that night with a sigh of relief.
We had a lovely weekend ,that quickly came to an end.
Hubby loaded up some door sections from his brothers business,that he have ordered for a job to do that week. Off we headed for home never once thinking that Hurricane Ian had a surprise ahead for us.
We arrived at the bridge around 3:00 pm Monday,to be told we couldn’t cross for there was an alert 2 , that meant no vehicle carrying cargo in the back of pickups allowed on the bridge. Winds were not to subside until morning. We then decided that waiting in the truck all night was not our cup of tea, we promptly find a hotel,relaxing the rest of the evening,getting a good nights sleep ,had a good breakfast in the morning . we were on our way back to cross the bridge by 7:30 am with no problems. Here a photo of the waves.
Remember this old house ? It is here in Tennessee, nestled in the hills,it is also in need of some care. It was left go for quite a few years,with windows shot out, trash left inside…(and outside), and a small fire damage where the wood stove was.
We are going to gut the house down to the frame and outside wall. The main structure of the house is good, we still are pulling up the old flooring to be sure the floor foundation is fine. Here’s some more of the mess we are making.
Some random photos from Ga and Tennessee.
Until the next update in my small world… Take Care!
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.