Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Good Week

I am determined to have a great week this week. The sun was shining today and it was above freezing. The forecast for the week is for highs above freezing and sunshine. I LIKE that forecast! Maybe we'll start to see the grass.
V plans to help me this week to get my seed starting cabinet set up since I need to get my early stuff started ASAP. I've got cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant and some onions I want to get going. I may also start a few of my herbs although it is probably a bit early for them.
We are in the short stretch for closing on the house in town. Friday is the day. Then we can pay off two loans and make a few key purchases that we have been holding off. Our water heater has been making funny noises for a while and we're worried that it will quit on us. We are hoping to install a whole house, on-demand water heater that will be much more efficient than the old one. We also need to replace the old septic system which will be a priority. That has to happen before I can put in my herb beds so they don't get driven over by heavy earth moving equipment.
V and I have also been talking about building an addition onto the house. Well, actually more of a solarium/three seasons room on the South side. But we want it insulated well enough to have the kitchen open up onto it and we plan to put our fireplace or wood stove in it. The deck will then extend from that to wrap around the West and North sides of the current addition, creating an awning of a sort over the back door.
Ah, dreams of remodeling... like we don't have enough irons in the fire already!
This afternoon J15 performed in the 36th annual strings concert for the music school she attends. It was looong- two and a half hours long- but it is always fun. The orchestra that she plays in performed and then they have all the string groups- bass, cello, viola and violin perform sets of songs. They start with the most advanced players performing- then continue to add more and more students to the stage as the pieces get easier until they finally have all the students, even the tiny 4 and 5 year olds, on stage at once playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
We have events for the children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and we are gearing up for K9's birthday on Saturday.
Like I said, this is going to be a great week. Much better than last week.
I'm hoping that it continues to thaw this week. I'm itching to get outside to work. We need to remove the fence that separates the yard from the meadow but will need to wait until the ground thaws a bit for that.


  1. How exciting!! The Closing and all the good things that will happen after it's done!! Congratulations to the closing and to happy "new" beginnings! Guess we'll get to follow your seedlings to cute little plants! That will be fun! How nice that your daughter plays in an orchestra! Just as all our snow melted and we finally were able to see grass again, it snowed 6 inches...oh sick of snow...debbie

  2. Judy~ Glad things are starting to look up!! Closing day! Whoo hoo and bring on the party! I can almost feel the relief from here!

    Sounds like you have some big plans to keep you running even without the other house. Can't wait to see how they all turn out.

    I started some more seedlings yesterday. It may be too early for some, but I just HAD to play with dirt. I will repot them over and over if I have to until it is time to plant them out!

    Congrats on the cool (though long) sounding concert. Very cute how they kept adding players til the end!

  3. Ooooh, a "green" room, how awesome! Then you can have funky stuff like fig and lemon trees and drag them in for the winter! I know what you mean, every time we finish a project, there's always something more we could do! Don't underestimate those herbs, some of mine I started took 35 days to germinate, so you may want to get them started too! good luck, can't wait to see your seed starting cabinet, Spring is good, isn't it?!

  4. sounds like a lot of fun plans! I am so ready to be done with winter - i really hope this past weekend we saw the last of the snow.


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