October 24, 2016

Making every moment count

A lot has been going on at the house.  We are still working on demo.  Vanessa has some great before and after pictures on her blog.  You can view them by clicking here. This past weekend we got a significant amount of work done, and I'll be doing a post on that soon.  After a week of vacation, I am back to work and have only been able to get to the farm in the evenings and weekends.  It took a little bite of time to make that adjustment, but we are back in gear now. 

One of the most difficult parts of this stage in the game is that I don't get to see the kids or Vanessa much.  One of the goals of this whole project and experience is to really enjoy the moments and not take them for granted.  I was reminded just how precious time is this past weekend, when I learned that a younger cousin had passed away due to injuries sustained in a car accident.  Life is too important, and too short to let it fly by.  So this post highlights a couple of those special moments that have taken place in the midst of the busyness of life and this project.   

The kids came to visit me with a meal, and played on the hammock most of the time.  They paused long enough to pretend to be asleep for a picture. 

From the hammock we walked to the pond to look at the fish. No one fell in.

My daughter, Capri, had a birthday recently.  I took a break from the house project to spend the morning with her, and then took her to lunch.  She wanted rice, which she decided to eat with her hands.  It was her birthday, and Vanessa wasn't there, so utensil optional was just fine.

Capri had been telling us for weeks that it was going to be her purple birthday.  She wore her dress with the purple sash all day, and her Aunts all accommodated by wearing purple to her party.  In this picture she was really excited about getting a set of purple clothes.

I did manage to sneak in a little bit of work back at the shop.  I got the face glued on the refrigerator cabinet by using bar clamps and a few pocket screws. It was good to get back into the shop after doing demolition for so long.  I'm definitely ready to turn the corner and start putting it all back together again.

Until next time.

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