04.11.20 UPDATED!! Cindy Lou’s Retirement Extravaganza and her She Shed!! New pictures and video added!

NEW PHOTOS AND A VIDEO PRESENTATION HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS POST SO I AM REPUBLISHING IT!

My sweet wonderful friend Cindy LeBlanc retired from Southeastern at the end of last year. She made it through having cancer, surgery, and radiation recently and was given a wonderful retirement reception when all that was over.

Below are a few pictures of that special event held at McClimans Hall on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus. It was all very much Cindy like with flowers and butterflies on the wall and in the other decorations.

Donna Methvien, who was Cindy and my boss baked this beautiful three layers cake.

Cindy had a time of sharing about her time at Southeastern which was 33 years long. Most of her time at Southeastern was in her position in the Office of Technology. Cindy’s was the sweet face and personality that everybody first saw when they walked into the office door that is behind her.  Her beautiful daughter and husband are to the left of Cindy helping us celebrate her retirement.Cindy and I worked together for 15 years and have experienced a lot together. I thank God that she’s made it through having cancer and is now going to enjoy her retirement years.

Donna put together this awesome PowerPoint presentation about all the wonderful times we had with Cindy through the years.

I was just able to add this presentation to her retirement blog post so here it is!

 

Cindy is the friend that turned me on to using napkins to decoupage and gave me several ceramic tiles and so many beautiful napkins to get me started with decoupaging! Just remembered that I took a couple of pictures a while back of Cindy’s “She Shed” and thought I’d share them here!

Can I say how my mouth drools when I walk in there! And what you see here is only a small part of what she has.  The rest is stored elsewhere!  I am so happy Cindy is retired and hope we get to do crafts together often!

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03.20.20 Cindy Lou’s Retirement Extravaganza and her She Shed!! New pictures and video added!

NEW PHOTOS AND A VIDEO PRESENTATION HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS POST SO I AM REPUBLISHING IT!

My sweet wonderful friend Cindy LeBlanc retired from Southeastern at the end of last year. She made it through having cancer, surgery, and radiation recently and was given a wonderful retirement reception when all that was over.

Below are a few pictures of that special event held at McClimans Hall on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus. It was all very much Cindy like with flowers and butterflies on the wall and in the other decorations.

Donna Methvien, who was Cindy and my boss baked this beautiful three layers cake.

Cindy had a time of sharing about her time at Southeastern which was 33 years long. Most of her time at Southeastern was in her position in the Office of Technology. Cindy’s was the sweet face and personality that everybody first saw when they walked into the office door that is behind her.  Her beautiful daughter and husband are to the left of Cindy helping us celebrate her retirement.Cindy and I worked together for 15 years and have experienced a lot together. I thank God that she’s made it through having cancer and is now going to enjoy her retirement years.

Donna put together this awesome PowerPoint presentation about all the wonderful times we had with Cindy through the years.

I was just able to add this presentation to her retirement blog post so here it is!

 

Cindy is the friend that turned me on to using napkins to decoupage and gave me several ceramic tiles and so many beautiful napkins to get me started with decoupaging! Just remembered that I took a couple of pictures a while back of Cindy’s “She Shed” and thought I’d share them here!

Can I say how my mouth drools when I walk in there! And what you see here is only a small part of what she has.  The rest is stored elsewhere!  I am so happy Cindy is retired and hope we get to do crafts together often!

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10.08.13 Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa – 02.07.20 New Field of Dreams

MLB announcedlast week that the White Sox will host the Yankees in a “Field of Dreams” game in August of 2020. The game will take place in the new stadium built next to the iconic field from the movie. There will be 8,000 seats and fans will get to the new park through the cornfields around the original field where the movie was filmed. It seems like this is going to be one game only between the Yankees and the White Sox. I can’t wait to hear more information on this.

Roy and I were there in October of 2013 and LOVED IT!!  We recently ordered two canvas arts showing two great moments we had there. They are now on our living room wall next to our TV. I love that we are decorating the walls of our home with reminders of the precious memories we have from our six years living on the road. We just ordered three canvas arts with pictures we took at the Grand Canyon for our bedroom wall! I’m really looking forward to receiving those!

Back in October of 2013 when we visited Iowa I wrote the blog post below.

The original blog post from 10.08.13 Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa – Both of our sons played baseball and softball growing up,  We had a baseball field in our side yard on Hinson Road, and we loved the movie Field of Dreams.

Betcha can’t guess where we went today!!!! That’s right, to the site of the Field of Dreams movie in Dyersville, Iowa. Roy played some ball with others including an older man dressed in an old-timey baseball uniform like they wore in the movie.

We went into the cornfields and out and in and out. I’m sure we looked like silly children and maybe we were today! It’s all still exactly like it was in the movie with the exception of a souvenir stand they added.

The family who has owned the property for years just sold it and we understand the new owners plan to add more ball fields so I’m glad we got to see it in its original form. The weather was perfect and there was a nice breeze.

Anyone who loves baseball or the movie should try to make it here to see it. The admission is free!

This was a very cool moment for us walking out of the corn!

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Dora was able to pull right up to the field. I loved this part!fod1  fod3 fod5 fod6

Looking out from inside the rows of corn!fod8 fod9 fod10 fod11We’re on our way to Chicago now. We really loved the beauty and farmland of Iowa. The Mississippi River is the dividing line between Iowa and Illinois. After as much flat land as we saw on the Iowa side, it immediately became hilly and even mountainous on the Illinois side of the river. The Mississippi River here was way bigger than it was at the headwaters up in Itasca, MN but not nearly like it is in New Orleans. There was a pretty beach with a boat launch on the Illinois side of the river. At first, we saw no cornfields but now that we’re further into the state they are everywhere here too. We hope to pull into Chicago before dark. We couldn’t find an RV park that we could afford within 2 hours of Chicago so we’re heading to our old tried but true Wal-Mart. We’ve pulled off the road at a rest stop for Roy to take a little nap since we’re going pretty far today and he did play baseball earlier!  We have some tentative plans for what we’ll do in Chicago so stay tuned for the next installment of our travels!

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Currently, it was one of those times when we were both as happy as two little kids can be. Of all the places I’d love to go back to this is at the top of the list.  I’d want both of our sons’ families to join us. I can just imagine how much fun that would be seeing both boys hitting home runs out into the cornfield! Oh, how much fun our youth baseball time was! If you have a love for baseball this Field of Dreams is a definite on any bucket list!

 

 

02.19.18 Redoing Plumbing Pipes – How Fun!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2018 – Roy took on some work in our yard this past week.  When we first built the house we planted three rose bushes in front of the concrete opening to the septic tank.  They’ve grown large and would make accessing the opening very prickly.  I cut the bushes back a good bit several weeks ago.  Roy dug all three up yesterday and moved them a couple of feet forward and planted them further apart so they can grow better. Moving the rose bushes and redoing the plumbing pipes are probably not something anyone will care about but it helps us to document when we do things!

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After moving the rose bushes Roy took on another project.  The man does not know when to stop when he gets started.

When we built the house we told the septic tank company we wanted 4 inch schedule 40 pvc connecting the house to the septic tank.  After they was paid and we were off enjoying our travels we got a phone call from the renters that nasty things were backing up into the tub.  We discovered after this happened TWICE that the septic tank company didn’t put down what we requested.  They put down thin wall pvc pipe (which is what some people do use but Roy wanted something sturdier and thought that’s what we paid for and got).  The thin wall pipe made it susceptible to collapse which it did.

This first photo is the 4 inch schedule 40 PVC we originally asked for.

This is the thin wall PVC that has to come out and be replaced by the one above.  You can see the difference in the quality of pipe.

When we got the first call about the problem we learned that the pipe had collapsed.  Still not knowing it was not what we requested our contractor contacted the septic people but they didn’t want to fool with it.  He then contacted our original plumber who came back and replaced a portion of the line.  He charged us almost $1000 to replace 5 feet of pipe, which was way more than the work was worth.  We ended up paying what we thought the work was worth.  He probably wasn’t happy with us.

The second time the nasty things were backing up into the tub it was late one Sunday afternoon.  Roy got in touch with Roto Rooter who came out and ran a snake into the line to clear it.  Roy then requested that the Roto Rooter man put a camera down the pipe so he could look and see what was going on.  This allowed him to discover that sections of the pipe were way below grade and was totally filled with water even though the pipe was clog free. Roto Rooter then gave us a price of $3,500 to repair the problems.

My honey Roy, being the fix it man he is, started digging the dirt away from the thin pipe and got about 2/3 way from the house to the septic tank yesterday.  Today we purchased the 4 inch schedule 40 pvc we thought we were getting originally.  He finished digging up the dirt to the top of the pipe today.  He then used a pick ax to dig along the sides of the pipe to get deep enough to remove it.  We are now having to put it in ourselves (you know ourselves means Roy, not me).  We disliked greatly having to do this (This also means Roy!)  Don’t understand why subcontractors don’t always do what they are asked to do.

This is the old pipe going from the house to the septic tank.

 

 

This is Roy starting his second day of digging to get to the old pipe.

Taking out part of the old pipe.

After this photo was taken, Roy installed the new pipe, making sure that everything was set to grade so that the pipes would no longer hold water.  He added a couple of new sewer clean out plugs to help with future issues.  All the dirt that was dug out was put back and hopefully grass will grow over it soon! It’s all finished.  Roy cut the old pipe up and it is piled out by the street so the trash people will take it.

To show you how wonderful it is to have such a capable husband, he did all the work and the materials were under $200.  A long way from $3,500!

It will be hard to top this blog post about septic tank pipes. We spent an amazing Sunday afternoon with Chip’s family.  I think that will be next!

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02.18.18 Trip to Tennessee to see knee doctor, our precious grandchildren and local doctor visits

Sunday, February 18, 2018 – Monday we left very early in the morning and drove  over 7 hours to get to Cordova, Tennessee and 7 hours to come back to Louisiana in the same day.  Roy’s idea, not mine!  He handles driving that much really well.  That’s my man!  Our orthopedic doctor here in Louisiana told me I need a full knee replacement.  I wanted to see what the doctor in Tennessee who did Roy’s full knee replacement had to say about what I need.  After xrays and a bone density scan he came in and said my bone density was great (yay! yay!) and showed me where I only need a partial knee replacement because only one side of my knee is bone on bone, the other still has some cushion.  He explained that a lot of doctors do not want to do partials but he does.  With a partial knee replacement I don’t have to stay over night in the hospital and should require no rehab.  Dr. Schrader is absolutely worth driving to Tennessee for.

When we sat down with the scheduling lady, Darla, we went over a lot of things.  When she asked me what my last A1C was I had to tell her it was 10 and there we ran into a stumbling block.  If you don’t know what Hemoglobin A1C is, it is a blood test that indicates the average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months.  5 is really great, 7 is the highest it can be for the doctor to do the knee surgery.  10 is pretty unacceptable even without it affecting me having the surgery. 

I made an appointment to see my Family Doctor, Dr. Hugo Valdes today, Friday, to get orders for my A1C.  Darla, at Dr. Schraders office, recommended just having the A1C test done now so I can see how much I have to work on bringing it down to 7.  This is a really huge obstacle made even more difficult because I should be exercising to get it down and exercising or walking makes my knee hurt a lot.  So Yes I need a partial knee replacement, Yes Dr. Schrader will do it and No can’t have it done until I get my A1C at or below 7.

We’ve been wanting to see our oldest son’s family and have been waiting for the weather to improve and for our grandchildren to be well.  We met them at a public park in Baton Rouge and enjoyed seeing them run around and playing with children.  We had some time to visit with them and their mom.  Their precious hugs and how they like to share things with us is priceless.  Their parents don’t like us sharing photos so you will have to imagine four adorable loving, well behaved and kind children.  All four cute as a button!! Our son’s oldest daughter loves reading and now writes.  She’s 9 and has written her first book which is a mystery.  We read it and are so proud of someone that young taking to writing like she has.

Roy’s been working on replacing the plumbing pipes between the house and the septic tank.  I’ve written about it but haven’t gotten it published yet.  He finished today and I know he’s very delight to have that over with!  Photos will be in the blog about the plumbing.

Friday morning we went to Dr. Valdes who tested my blood there to get my A1C.  I was a little happy that its 9 and not 10.  There is still a good ways to go to get it to 7 but not as far as if I was started at 10.   He’s greatly increased the Toujeo (insulin injection) I am taking to help bring it down.  He said for me to contact my insurance company to see if they will cover Soliqua which is insulin.  That call will be made first thing Monday.  I had some other health concerns we talked about. Dr. Valdes is such an amazing doctor. He covers everything in detail and really listens. He remembers us from visit to visit and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that.  He’s taken care of us wherever we’ve been throughout the USA. He gave me blood test orders for some of the health concerns we talked about and we went across the street to Quest to have that done.  Oh and I lost another pound!!!

After Dr. Valdes we stopped at Chip’s work to get some hugs and lovin!!  Next was the appointment with Dr. Morgan, Neurologist.  She’s still not the neurologist I want forever but the new dementia medicine she put me on, galantamine, is helping a little so she increased it from 8 mg a day to 24 mg a day for the next month.  I had a really bad dementia day this week so I am really hoping the increased dosage of galantamine helps.  I know that having a really bad dementia day is pretty vague.  I’ll be writing more about what that means.

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01.31.18 Happy Retirement Donna Methvien

Roy and I both worked for Donna Methvien at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Computing department.  She is retiring after 36 years of dedicated and loyal service to Southeastern Louisiana University.  She graduated from Southeastern and within that same year started working there!   I’m so happy I got to spend ten of those years working with her and then five years working for her.

A retirement luncheon was held Wednesday, January 31st  in her honor in McClimans Hall where her office is located.  Some photos from today’s event follow. This photo of Donna and Roy isn’t great but this is my dear friend and my dear honey so, oh well!Donna’s family – Donna’s husband, son, his wife, and their daughter and cousins from MississippiDonna and her husband Chuck in front of a Christmas tree decorated with pictures of Donna through the years!Donna’s retirement cake could not have been more perfect for her.  Donna is a notorious user of every color of sticky note.  They are usually all around her desk so she doesn’t forget the hundreds of things she was responsible for.  This cake had edible sticky notes of all the great things she’ll get to do in her retirement, especially things she’ll get to enjoy with her grandbaby Kynsea!

Donna has taken care of planning every retirement party, going away party, office party, etc. for years and years.  I got to share with her the shopping for these things and followed her guidance in putting these events together while I worked at Southeastern.  That was always a really fun part of my job.

She has now turned that over to Cindy, Jacquelyn and Hannah who did a fabulous job honoring Donna’s time at Southeastern.   There was that amazing cake, punch, pastalya, Dr. Asoodeh’s famous salad, and dips and chips.  They had learned so much from Donna over the years that they pulled off a wonderful event honoring our dear dear friend and boss.

Here’s these girls with their fearless leader!

These tables were full of wonderful food by the time we ate.  Lots more photos of Donna’s memories were on the wall.

The invitation to her retirement event was framed and on the sign in table. The cards on the table were there for us to write things to Donna on and put in the jar.  The tables were set up in the hallway because this is where we always had our office socials.  There were lots of other places to sit and eat when these tables filled up. They had a roast for Donna with several folks sharing memories.  This is Donna’s pastor who had really interesting things to say about Donna pulling pranks!Tommy Mocsary who works for Donna in the Help Desk sharing his memories and admiration for Donna.Joe Dick who worked for Donna for many years in Network Availability shared some memories.Cindy worked with Donna longer than most of us.  Her sweet memories were wonderful to hear.

I had lots of memories with Donna and chose a few of them to share with everyone. I couldn’t take a photo while rambling on so you’ll just have to know she was very worried about what I’d say and I loved it!

Every one who shared included these three things they admired about Donna; her faith, her strength and her compassionate leadership.  No one told us to do that, it’s just how Donna is!

This is Roy and my girl Sandy whom I worked with forever before she retired from Southeastern.  We plan to live together when her husband and Roy are gone.  We’ve been planning this a while!  That’s Renee’ and Tommy behind them!

Donna and Chuck (her husband) in line to get their food!

  The many people who came to honor Donna.  Employees current and past.      

A wonderful photo show displayed lots of Donna’s work memories.

 

To my very dear close friend Donna Methvien.  Happy Retirement!

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02.23.15 Electrical and appliance buying, Roy’s big fishing experience, hiking through the woods!

10685683_844012512323870_602757824269562937_nMonday, February 23, 2015 – The sheet rock workers didn’t work today.  Hopefully they will tomorrow, the rest of the construction this week depends on them finishing by Tuesday.  Our electrician came back today to install the outside electrical box, and the inside switches and outlets.  Our concrete stainer came today to pick up a check and said he thinks we’ll be ready for him to come in a week or so to seal the concrete.  Can’t wait to see the flooring finished!

Roy and I went to Hammond to Lowe’s today to get all the electrical conduit and other electrical materials for  him to run electricity from the house to the lift station at the septic tank.  This was not originally planned for since we didn’t know our septic tank would need a lift station until it was installed.

We also decided to add a refrigerator and washer and dryer to the appliances that will be included for the renters. These are Frigidaire appliances which will match the range, dishwasher and microwave we previously purchased.  They will all arrive next Tuesday!!!!!

20150223_120942 20150223_121002 20150223_121047Here’s a picture of Roy enjoying some fishing time by the pond yesterday.  The fish he and Madisyn caught were all  near the pond’s edge and were all small.  The pond is suppose to be very deep further out so we’re hopeful that means larger fish are in there!

In case ya’ll didn’t seen enough pictures of Madisyn visiting last week I found out that Roy had several pictures on his camera.  He and Madisyn went over the fence to track down where all the water that goes through our culvert comes from.  Some of these pictures are from their hike in the woods.  Others are from time we spent playing around the pond.

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Madisyn making a sign on some shingles that tells Adults they are not allowed to cross her bridge (over the culvert). Only children can go that way, adults have to walk across on a narrow board!
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Madisyn and Grannie (see our house in the background)

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01.24.15 Cabinets and counter tops on order…. and our new campfire pit!

weekend blessing Friday, January 23, 2015 – The rain Thursday night and this morning was heavy enough to stop the framers from working today.  It was also very cold and windy.

Roy and I headed to Hammond for our follow up cortisone shots in my shoulder and his knee.  We always wait at Dr. Chaisson’s office far too long, but today it was zip in and zip out.  Man we liked that and our body parts are feeling way better!

From there we went to Lowe’s and tried to buy a lot but came away with just four smoke alarms, rye grass to give us some greenness to the yard around the RV and lastly we bought enough stones to make a nice campfire pit.

Then we were on to the big shopping at D L Cabinetry in Hammond to put our deposit on cabinets and granite counter tops for the kitchen and two bathrooms.

EVERYTHING CHANGED From what we picked out a month ago and were absolutely sure that’s what we were going with, to what we actually signed up for today!

The granite we wanted for the kitchen was no longer available so we picked out something new.  Once we got the final quote on the kitchen cabinets we realized we could get a much better grade cabinet and still stay within thethings you want to do go do them budget. Also, we went from all of them being the same cabinet styles to having different cabinet styles for the kitchen and the two baths!  The only thing that seemed like it was going to survive from our original choices was the bathroom granite.  After changing the cabinets and their color changing we didn’t like how it went with the bathroom granite so we changed that also.  It was surprising how all that worked out.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 – Roy jumped right into building our campfire pit this morning.  Everything he does has to be just so and that showed in the time he spent on the pit.  He put the first ring together and took it apart numerous times before being satisfied.  Some of the dirt around it had to be dug out and leveled, then spread.  My big contribution was breaking up some of the big lumps of dirt and supervising his work of course!

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The cows came out to see what was going on and you can see them in the picture below.   We sat out there a long time this evening enjoying our first fire in our new pit.  Roy has made nice progress creating our own little RV park here in Amite!

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We are looking forward to a visit from my sister and brother-in-law tomorrow after church.  Their first visit to our new home, can’t wait!!!

Hopefully the framing will get back in full swing on Monday and having a full week of sunshine should help us move the construction along really well this week!

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12.26.14 Christmas Day Campfire, trench digging and applying for electricity!!!!

1382905_10200781371392712_575524259_nOn Christmas day, for the first time in a while, we didn’t have to go anywhere. Roy got up early to set the post and put our new mailbox together for Dora.   I wanted a pretty mailbox and he wanted one big enough to hold packages he seems to always be receiving!  Roy found just the right one on the internet and we ordered two of them, one for Dora and one for the house.  We have 911 addresses for both.  Come to find out you can get a 911 street address for just about anything – barns, wells, culverts, radio and television transmitting towers and even billboards. Weird, right?  So Dora getting her own address was no big deal!

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The house address will be 60122 Rohner Road, Amite, LA 70422 and Dora’s address is 60124 Rohner Road.  If you have any left over picture Christmas cards we’d love to get one!  The only mail box that is up now is Dora’s at 60124 Rohner Road.

With a pot of homemade vegetable beef soup cooking, Roy and I set out to conquer more bushes, trees and burn them up!  Roy burned the current pile for at least 6 hours.  I cut down more bushes and weeds from around the pond and added them to the burn pile.

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Some of the small pines that I’ve been clearing out the brush between and around them. Hopefully all our pines along the pond will be cleared out before long.

Once it got dark we enjoyed an amazing evening sitting by the fire (more like a campfire by that time) watching the 1424399_10151966484838724_84949639_nstars we see so clearly out here, and best of all listening to the waterfall sounds of the water running through the ditch leading into the pond. We haven’t figured out where the water originates but it has been flowing steadily for three days since the heavy rains on Tuesday.

I don’t have adequate words to describe the calming influence the sound of water flowing, starry night sky and a campfire has on us.  We sat there for hours talking about how happy we are that God lead us to this beautiful land!  We are going to put in a campfire pit soon so if you ever get a yearning to enjoy all this with us give us a holler and we’ll light up the campfire!

Today, Friday, Mark Lee came out to dig trenches for the plumbing and electrical wires.  While they did that and helped Roy install our electrical pedestal (permanent power for the RV and temporary for building the house), I drove to Franklinton to set up an account with Washington St Tammany Electric Co-op.  A very nice lady, Sandra, helped me and didn’t kick me out of the office even though I’m sure I didn’t smell or look the best on day three without a shower.  This boon docking is not for the faint of heart.   An engineer has to come out to check the work so far and then they’ll do whatever is next so we can have power which in turn will give us water!  I asked Sandra to pass along to the engineer that we are in “dire need”!  Oh what a happy day that will be.  I hope I never take running water and electricity for granted.

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Mark is also going to dig the trench for where we will put the culvert out by the pond (where the water is flowing) which will reduce Roy’s physical work back there.  We’ll still hear the water flowing sound as it falls out of the culvert into the pond.  I’m going down there now to supervise and make sure they get it right!

Wow what a big thing that was getting the two culverts to go together and stay together!  I didn’t lift a finger except to click the pictures.  Roy, Mark and the backhoe driver worked and worked until it finally stayed together, went in the hole and was covered up as much as could be with the dirt available.

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My darling husband Roy is outside still trying to wire up the electrical panel before it gets dark and the rains start again.  I don’t think anyone else is coming out to work until next week so that’ll wrap up this week of construction documenting.

If ya’ll think I’m writing much more about this than you’d care to read, I probably am.  This detail documentation is mostly for our record keeping but if you want to see all the fun we’re having out here, keep following us!

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