Oct 25: Another Debacle

What can I say, it’s never a dull moment here on the homestead.  We woke up late (OOPS!) and had coffee and I cooked pancakes and bacon.  The dogs were fed and we started our day of rehab projects.  We ran the electrical wire through the wall in the kitchen area and hen tried to run the water.  That’s where we hit a road block.  All those copper pipes leading upstairs were unrepairable and there is really no way to fix them unless we tear out the floors.  Well, that’s not going to happen; or will it?

So, I swept and removed the rubbled we created in the downstairs bathroom where we take our showers and use the restroom.  Dad decided if he can’t do anything else then he will work on getting the oil tanks put together and installed up against the house where the oil heater is.  We will have that baby running soon.


We also had a nice gentleman come by and price out what it would take to level out the mud pile on the other end of the house so we can dump gravel and get our container parked and the camper.

Yesterday, I paint most of my bedroom.  Here are some before, during and after pics for your enjoyment.

The walls will be painted a light warm color like BEHR’s Almond Milk or Almond Latte colors.  They have some nice warm tones to them and will complement the golden wood trim and bench with shelves very nicely.  I might use them both!  One on the walls and one for the ceiling it will no longer look like a purple cave.  With all those big windows it should be brighter and it will be.

As you know, it snowed!  It was beautiful.  Well, it warmed up and started raining.  Here is a before and aftertax two different angles.

Right now, there is no snow at all on the ground.  Just a big muddy mess. YUCK!  I can’t wait for the ground to refreeze.  It made it easier to walk on all that mud.

Right at this moment, 8:07 pm on October 25, 2017 in Alaska time, I am cooking country fried steak, mash potatoes and gravy with green beans.  It would have been peas but we’re out (wah wah) 😦

It’s still going to be a great hardy meal that we really need.  We have been burning so many calories it’s not funny.  I went from a size 10 (which I wasn’t happy about that size anyway) to a size 6.  Best diet ever!  Hard work and living the dream on the homestead will keep you fit.

All and all it ended up being a pretty productive and not too much to complain about.

Well, I better go check on the boiling potatoes, it will soon be time to fry up some meat!

Ya’ll have a great night and a great morning for some of you out there.



2 thoughts on “Oct 25: Another Debacle

  1. Sounds like a great meal I hope you and Bob enjoyed it.
    You’ll find as winter settles in doing work outside when it gets colder will indeed burn many more calories that doing the same work in summer


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