We got to have a day without any measurable precipitation for the first time in ten days. We did get 2½” between Sunday afternoon and this morning, but none after sunrise today. Because of the agreeable weather plenty got done on the remodel – both inside and out – and the ground got to dry out a bit. Still, every shoe we have is covered with mud and it is not dried out enough to get us past that. The mosquitoes are also big right now. They are swarming and it was like running a gauntlet to get from the chicken coop to the house. Do remember the ad with the guy sitting in a tent filled with mosquitoes and his shirt off? It was like that except we did not have the tent or the Deep Wood Off.
The puppies are doing well. They are not muddy as the girls and Clark are carrying them around everywhere.
The boy’s room/laundry room project is almost half way done. The framing of the wall between the rooms should happen tomorrow. If the weather looks agreeable the drywall could happen by the end of the week. It has to be agreeable as I do not want to buy sheetrock and have rain storms kill us on the way home. Lots of work between the framing and covering as wiring and plumbing have to happen.
This morning at about 8:30 or so was my last moment as the City Manager of Grapevine. I was eating oatmeal and thinking about using horses or oxen to power our future farm equipment at about that time. No big deal since that life is well gone from our lives now. Now we boil water so we can bathe since there still isn’t a water heater. We shake our shoes before we put them on to make sure there are no spiders/scorpions/wasps/other things in them. We do this every time. We always check underneath things very slowly and deliberately before we move them much. I am home every night before the kids go to bed as I have been home all day leading up to bedtime. Melissa cooks more things from scratch and we are eating better for less money than ever before. Bed time hits a whole lot earlier than it used to. Good night.