June 17, 2013

Staying Positive

There are ample reasons to get discouraged while building a house. 

The plumber repeatedly says he will come but never shows up.  He's mostly cruising around town waiting for "coffee hour" at the local restaurant to begin.  Hundreds of trees get planted which deparately need rain so that three full days of labour aren't spent watering.  Then it rains, non-stop, three inches over the course of three days. Stuffing and stitching the walls is taking many, many, many weeks.  It seems like it will never get done so you just keep plodding along all the while trying to fit in other important jobs like parenting and working.
But, suddenly, overnight things start to look up.  A new plumber can start next week, the sun is shining and the last wall is being stitched. 

Keep on keeping on!

June 16, 2013

Dad's Day

Happy Father's Day!

June 9, 2013


Planting trees has been a big project the last two weeks.  About 1400 have been put in the ground and there are still a few hundred more to transplant.  Mother Nature sent an inch of much needed rain to us yesterday.  Grow trees grow!

Tree planting


...and cake.