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.