17 days huh… that went fast!

So WordPress has informed me that it’s been 17days since I’ve posted.  That’s a problem for a couple of reasons. 

1) I promised that I was going to write once a week: to myself and Nathan for sure,  but I believe I even made that commitment in one of my first posts.

2) I thought it was just a week. That time seemed to just fly by, I’ve been so busy!

     Working for money,  working for free,  sleeping,  eating,  hygiene, trying to stay cool,  trying to maintain sanity,  and taking care of kids- I believe I even listed those in order of accomplished priority.  Nathan has definitely been the lead parent in child care lately – give him kudos- especially since I’ve lost my sanity a few times in the last 2 weeks. 

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It’s been hot.  Over 90° most days, which isn’t too bad if you’re in A.C.  (working for money), but sucks horribly if  you’re  not in A.C.  (working for free/taking care of kids). The mobile home doesn’t have A.C. and that’s our project to fix it enough to enable A.C.- is broached 105° inside the mobile home several days, and was cooler  outside in the shade . Our good friend and neighbor Jennifer does though,  so she’s literally been preventing heat stroke. Major gratitude is present here. 

Despite all of that,  I built a chicken coop (Nathan and Jennifer did the screen,  roof,  & part of the siding), small porch  (Nathan helped hold pieces as I assembled them), tore down an old door, fixed rotten framing,  and rehung new-to-me storm and solid door (again Nathan helped hold things and pass tools).

We are now the proud owners of 38 chickens and able to go and come without bungee cords or cinder blocks.

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In all of that my droid phone of 2 years gave out & finally had to be replaced.  I now have a new excellent phone & I’m able to take pics and blog again.  So here goes the pictures side of this update. 

Door & steps before fix (door held shut with either bungees or cinder block & steps so wobbly we have fallen more than once): 

Doors after fix- works perfectly: 

Steps- much, much better:

Free-built-Coop & chickens:

The fridge-raised-bed I referenced last post is doing great as well:

& flowers are blbloomin’:

I would say it has been a very productive & very busy couple of weeks. I still need to do another harvest on the garden, & the door/ steps project was only about 1/200th of the remodel, but I’m feeling good with what I did get done this round.!

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