Saturday, July 14, 2007

Not too much happening around the house. We ahd to replace some doors, could only afford 2, altho we need 3, because we are actually having someone DO it..The framing needs to be redone and there were other things so Marc felt better about having someone actually do it rather than us doing it. I am looking forward to the new doors. I hope they will look o.k..They are both raised panel exterior doors with half glass. I know I will like it in the laundry room because there is a steel door back there, no window, nothing..:P blech. I am not 100% sure about the kitchen because I have a french door there so it is all glass.
I am getting so much less done this summer than I planned. MArc has been in hospital for excruciating pain in his knees. They had him on morphine until they sent him home. We got the mri result yesterday ..there are several problems, but as we are dealing the the gov't (V.A. Hospital) it is hard to say what or when they are going to do something.
In any case...
We have lost no more chickens (yay!) and they are starting to look like real chickens. We got them outside last week and they are enjoying pecking the ground, altho I am hoping we don't lose them in the mud. More and more rain here in Texas!
I am trying to draw out plans for what I want added..and am reading a book about restoring green. I really am interested in rain water collection and solar power, as well as passive solar heating...Thinking of maybe a green house with a paver floor in the back behind the laundry room which would also function as a mudroom..and you know, with only 4300 sq feet, I need more space to clean, yeah right.
Have the front garden mulched and altho it looks bare it looks quite nice with the imaginary front steps. :/ With all the rain Marc's maple tree is shooting up and has grown more this spring than in the 3 years before!
Guess that is all for now..I am stilla round and you can keep up with me on my homeschool blog at Homeschool Central OR my cooking blog (the OTHER one) at Baking Delights. I try to post in those regularly. Have a great summer.

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