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Monday, February 2, 2009

So Much to Do, So Little Time....

Seems there isn't enough time to do all the things that you would like to do, let alone those things that you need to do and you should do!

We've been busy for the last month or so, celebrating a couple birthdays, attending a couple days of training, attending a conference and so forth in addition to our regular commitments. Those include running a household, homeschooling, managing the farm and keeping animals fed, watered and protected. We have been dealing with extremely bitterly cold weather and winds over the last month or so.

Thankfully we have had some time to work on a few projects around here. We've been trying new recipes to add to our repertoire (sp?) and are currently working on getting ready to finish the rest of our basement. We've lived here 15 years and did not finish the basement when we moved in. We finished the front half when we put 2 bedrooms in 2001 (the kids moved in just one week before 9/11/01.

I am anxious to get this project into full forward mode, since this is where we do our school. It will be great to have the walls drywalled, the bulletin board and chalkboard mounted on the wall and the cabinets mounted. We purchased a friends cabinets for very little when they remodeled their kitchen shortly after we built our house. There are both up and lower cabinets and are well made. Can't wait to put away all those things that homeschoolers have: manipulatives, maps, flashcards, CDs, multitudes of art supplies, charts etc.

Trying to decide which pieces of "collected furniture" are staying and which are going, or being repurposed elsewhere. One is a large wood piece with deep,wide shelves that I think will be good for use in our tack shed. We have a bunkhouse on our place and plan to convert part of it to store tack for the horses and the kids will use the rest as a getaway (can't call it a playhouse, they are too old for that). Maybe we'll call it a summer house.

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