We finally had a totally empty weekend – no reunions, wedding events or out-of-town trips to interrupt our plans for accomplishing All the Things. Now that things like running water, electricity and septic are dialed in (the Need-to-Haves) there are some other projects that we’ve been meaning to get to (the Nice-to-Haves).
So, of course, it rained Friday night.
I mean, hooray for dry, drought-infested California and everything, but come on, man!
Thankfully (for us, if not the rest of the state), it wound out not interfering as much as we had feared and only lasted through the night.
One of our extremely helpful neighbors with a tractor (I think everybody needs a neighbor with a tractor) (unless, of course, you OWN a tractor, in which case you’re way ahead of the game) volunteered to come over and mulch the little common area between the bus and the RV which A.) kept us from tracking an acre and a half worth of mud all over the place and B.) helped keep the dust down once things dried out. Score!
He also graded and mulched a separate spot near a shady walnut tree so that we could re-erect this for the kidlets (a Christmas gift before we moved from our old house):
Although, I will say that the girls were already having a blast playing with some tree stumps on the property… maybe we should have just left well enough alone?
Noah was also able to get some weed-whacking done and build this computer desk from scratch:
Sometimes I look at him and I ask “where in the world did you learn to DO all this stuff?” And I have yet to receive a good enough answer.
1.) Noah is scouring Craigslist for a tractor of our own.
2.) Lord willing, the dirt and dust will be somewhat contained in the GROUND where it BELONGS.
3.) We are potentially stunting our children’s imaginations by giving them something to play with besides rocks and tree stumps.
4.) I pretty much have the most awesome husband in the world, hands down.