Well this day had very good intentions, but ended up a little on the wonky side. It was just toooo cold to work in the house much and even outside. There was NO sun and a stiff wind, so the 37 degrees just was so biting and cold that no one really wanted to be outside really. We worked inside for a few hours, but eventually it was just too cold inside as well. I sure hope that Curtis can get the furnace going. If not, I think I’ll have to call in reinforcements. Not having a warm house is wrecking havoc with our move in schedule.
I did get the electric changed over, and they had a great service where they helped you to get other services going. We got a great deal on a year of Direct TV basic service. No installation charge, no deposit, $30 a month. Considering that we won’t be able to get easy high speed internet, I think this might be a good alternative. Since we’re doing the Netflix $9.99 option, we’ll cancel that and really brings it all down to $20 a month more, so to speak, for 210 channels and local ones as well. It won’t be installed until May or later if we want to push it back a bit more as well.
Maggie got her garden cart all put together, that was great. It’s a very sturdy little beast. Can’t wait to get it out in the yard working. Maggie is good at assembling things like that, she has a very logical mind for putting things together.
Jessy and I cleaned out all the kitchen cupboards and shelves, inside and out. They were fairly clean, but a good scrubbing really seemed to make them perfect. I got a chance to unload up all my stash of canned goods… they look so pretty on the shelves! Now we can start bringing over some of the extra kitchen things that we won’t be using for awhile. It will be easy to fill up the station wagon with kitchen things.
While we were putzing around the house we started to record train times… and in about an hour, 4 trains went by! It’s the most we’ve ever seen. It will be fun to keep track and see if there is any regularity to the whole business. We do like trains, so this is fun for us.
The door hinges we got were the wrong size, so that didn’t work out well. The ground is too hard to dig up trees and so we just had to give up for the most part and come home and do some work here. We did stop at Lowes and got the proper door hinges, a new overhead light plastic panel for one that is broken and we scored a whole gallon of super premium contractors paint in a lovely light brown cream color for $5! We’re going to give it a try in the dining room and if we don’t like it, it will look lovely on the outhouse! Haha…
All in all, a few things accomplished, but not quite what we had in mind. Still… it was fun to be there and the dogs had a good time wrestling and playing with Jessy. Evee doesn’t mind at all going up the stairs to Maggie’s room, but she is not sure about coming back down! She is so funny, she will sit at the top and pace and whine… finally with a little coaxing she will come down. She’ll get it, but for now, it’s a little silly to watch her learn about high stairs!
Tomorrow will be a busy day… Curtis is coming over to get a bunch of big yard things, the cold frames and such, and then out to the farm to see what can be done. I sure hope it’s a little warmer tomorrow than today! At least sunshine would really make a HUGE difference! We’ll be bringing winter coats and heavy gloves to see if we can get SOME of the tree branches and such picked up.
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