Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It has been a pretty busy spring and summer.   The guys have been getting engines  up and running for the engine shows this year.  I have been working and trying to get Sirocco and I, so, that we can enjoy our time together without fear and anxiety.   Work is going great, have been busy learning the job.   I have also started going to the gym to work out and try to build up a little muscle.  The last time I lunged Sirocco he pulled the rope out of my hands and I went down to the ground and pulled lots of muscles, that is when I decided that I had to get myself back into shape!  I have been doing way too much sitting.   A job that requires you sitting most of the time doesn't help any!

My sister and mother are coming for a week long visit from Illinois, this week.  I now have to try to get the house clean enough, so that they are comfortable.  I have had my sisters son, (my nephew) out for the last couple of months.  It has been great having him here!   So, needless to say the next week is going to be a busy one.  We are hoping to be able to take out the boat for the first time this weekend.

We repainted our back deck, now we have a great place out back.  The porch and the patio are one of the best features of the whole house!  I think, if I could, I would move outside on the porch.  :)

Hope you are having a great week.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

frog crossing

Kyle, my nephew, is staying with us this summer.  I gave him a few things to do for me to earn some money, one of things was to make a rock climb, so that the frogs can get up into the pond.   I miss not seeing frogs.  We want to get the pond back into the ground, but it is going to take some time.  We have so much other things that need to get done first.

The horse shed needs some repairs, the horses are locked out until it is fixed.  Then we need to get hay done.  Still working on getting engines ready for shows this summer, and we have a leak in the dining room.  We are going to do a patch job for now and think hard about replacing the addition with a new and wider one, so that we can move the kitchen.  I don't think we are really up to spending 50 to 70 grand to replace it though.  Decisions, decisions.

Monday, June 6, 2016

I'm back!

Now that there is a little more going on in my life, I thought it would be a good time to come back to blogging.  Here is one of my favorite things about summer, and that is the hummers!  I love to watch them.  I have four feeders out on the patio. 

My job is going great!  I actually like going to work in the morning, instead of dreading getting up and having to go to work. 

I have a girl that comes and works with Sirocco and I.  I love her, she is a great young lady.  I feel comfortable.  So, she is working with both of us.  I hope to be confident enough to do some trail riding before the end of summer.  I have to work on my riding skills again.  I plan on taking Annie, my 22 year old and do some bareback riding to get my seat back up to par, and plus get her back into shape again. 

We have been doing a lot of work on the back porch and patio.  Looks great and I love to sit and have a glass of wine after work by the pond. (which is now a stock tank that is above ground for now.

Hope you have a great week.