Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Greetings from the farm!

Yikes, this is a challenge! I am perched, rather uncomfortably, on the edge of an air mattress trying to type this out on my wh's laptop on top of an upturned storage bin. And this laptop's keyboard is really squished close together, and I'm having a dickens of a time hitting the right keys. AGH! But, I wanted to check in and make sure everyone knows we haven't dropped off the face of the earth.

We made it out to the Pumpkin Fest, and it really was a blast! I'll post pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Since we were down in the Denver area, we camped out at the old farm, where we'll be relocating during Thanksgiving week. While we were camping out, it occured to us that it'd be a really smart idea to do any painting we wanted to do before all the furniture is here... And, then, while we were painting, it occured to us that we should really take out that wall we wanted removed before we paint that room, and before the furniture is all in... And if we're going to take out that wall, we should really check into replacing the old furnace that's right there...

Are you getting a picture of well-intentioned chaos?

We may not end up getting to anything other than the painting, but, boy is it easy to spend time and money you don't have!

So, anyway, instead of getting home to the Western Slope (and my comfy bed and familiar keyboard, and camera downloading stuff...) early in the week... Well, there's just no telling when we'll get there. This series of projects may take us a while. At least until I run out of either paint or patience!

But we're really going to be glad we did it. Really, we are.

In the meantime, it's rather like a campout. Almost no furniture. Only a couple pots and pans and basic groceries. Very few toys. Just the old forty acres and all the old haunts. The derelict treehouse and playhouse, the barn and outbuildings. Weeds up to your armpits. Giant grasshoppers.

The kids are having a grand time!

Mommy's just trying to grin and bear it. Maybe work off some purgatory time...
**Anyone have any tips on painting trim? Are there any faster ways than bluetaping everything and then still having to touch it all up when you're done???

1 comment:

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Isn't it amazing how children can entertain themselves without "the latest?"

Your adventure sounds wonderful!