|On our way out of town, the battery saga began. :)|
|Hmmm. Thought we got it fixed.|
|In the end....Carver changed SEVEN batteries on our way from Nashville to Iowa! |
A prompt appointment was made at the Ford shop to fix the alternator we just replaced. :)
Never a dull moment.
|With the battery saga and a detour through Illinois, it took 12 hours to get there but WOW! |
We sure loved our LAST night at Wal-Mart and our first night being local!
|What a hoot to see everyone pile out and start taking dominion over some corner of this place. |
Christian started up a tree. :)
|Chapman started in on crate relocation.|
|Carver started working on one of the shops.|
|Carolina was SO happy about her little garden spot. Previous |
owners left a collection of tomatoes and cucumbers!
|Yay for garden fresh salsa!|
|Brotherly mission to check things out in the yard.|
|Our ONE thrilling day in a real kitchen before the cabinets left and the ceiling was pulled down!|
|Demolition for boys is just THE greatest thing ever?!|
|Pondered how to work with what was there. Final verdict: everything goes!|
|Perhaps we'll just keep it simple. Ha. Pantry will go behind where the stove is.|
|Winter lettuce and asparagus planting with a friend.|
|Charlie bravely tackled the floors.|
|He found hardwood everywhere! Only like a trampoline in only one place. :)|
|Fueled by the staples of life. :)|
|Carver on the vacuuming committee.|
|Christian was Mr. Sandman.|
|Sunday afternoon break for fellowship and dinner with sweet friends!|
|Love our little park in the yard! :)|
|More happy fellowship!|
|Especially inspiring when it includes ice cream. |
Guess which poor child had a mother that told him NO dairy products or SUGAR?!
|More painting and floor fixing. Someone had WAY too much time on their hands!|
|The next layer had the matching window behind the wall. |
We knew it was there somewhere!!
|Filled our first dumpster in one day flat. :)|
|Crosby's Coconut Cream Berry Smoothie. Much better than sardines! :)|
|Balancing and painting are important skills. If you happen to have BOTH you get the job. :)|
|Post Bus Stress Removal by the brothers.|
|The previous owners left this and Mama's heart just SANG!|
Their own spot to swing and hang and yodel and holler?! Yay!
|Collecting supplies for the pile of projects.|
|Mama has faithfully driven about 500 miles to Lowes and hardware stores|
since we STOPPED traveling!
Believe it or not, Daddy's mileage count we since landed is 1300 miles!
Settling in may take a little time. :)
|Crosby's flower from the yard.|
|So happy...a little forest walking trail down the road.|
|The first week of dinners looked about like this! :)|
|Seeing the light. We think. :)|
First bedrooms almost done except for replacing fans.
|Butter is Daddy's personal assistant. |
You might guess his favorite part is the mask. :)
|Yay for brick walls!|
|Discussion and demolition continues!|
|Praising the Lord... amazing warm weather. And so beautiful!|
|6 acres. 6 boys. Push mower. Perfect!|
|Absolutely amazing view from the silo (SILO?!) behind the shop.|
|Love the silhouette. Kinda like "Fiddler on the Roof". :)|
|Keeps Mama from getting lost because she can see it from FAR away. :)|