We survived day 2. It was cold and WINDY this morning. So I spent some time waiting for it to warm up a bit and got the first coat of paint on K-9's room. He really wanted to paint it red but after I told him no, he picked a sunshine yellow color.
I was about 2/3 finished painting when my parents showed up. They were on their way through town to visit my uncle (Mom's brother) who is hospitalized with cardiac problems. They got the tour and dropped off a few 'housewarming presents': paint rollers, a step ladder, a new set of screwdrivers, a tape measure and a few others. They also brought a dorm sized fridge that they are letting us borrow until we move. It will be nice to be able to leave some sandwich makings there and not have to pack our lunches everyday. I've also been cooking dinner out there for the past two nights and have to pack everything with us.
My parents stayed for lunch (they brought their own) and then I got busy really homesteading.
I was busting sod!!! Just like the pioneers.
Sod cleared off the strawberry bed.
Man, what a chore!!! Then it had to be dug and planted. But I got it done. YEAH!!!!
Newly bedded strawberries, they had already begun to grow in the box!
After dinner, V and J14 went just 2 miles down the road to her violin lesson and the boys and I picked up rocks from the meadow and went for a walk on the property. So, here is your gratuitous beautiful sunset landscape:
Boys at the creek, of course... they're boys.
It's been a full day and I'm weary. Hopefully tomorrow I can get part of the garden tilled but we'll see. I got my strawberries planted and that was my first priority.
Now, we just have to think up a name for our soon to be new home.