...are God's way of saying, "Slow down, will ya!?!"
Spent yesterday afternoon wrestling concrete blocks into place for the stem wall of our future greenhouse. Not the best leisure-time activity I could have come up with. My hands are now raw and stiff, and the rest of me aches like I was worked over by a herd of gnomes wielding pickaxes and hammers. We're attaching the greenhouse to the back (south side) of the main house, to use it as passive heating during the winter, so we're building it as an addition, with a proper concrete block foundation. And let me tell you, concrete blocks can kick your butt quicker than anything else on earth! Even Chuck Norris couldn't beat concrete blocks! Today I'm gonna take it easy.
I've been a bit too busy to post recently, and not just because of concrete blocks. The weekend after my last post, there was a civil war reenactment the next county over from us. Danny had been working or otherwise during all last year's local reenactments, so I really wanted him to get a chance to see this one. Long story short--we jumped in with both feet and now are "official" civil war reenactors! Danny and Giselle both were trained on black powder guns, and Arabella and I are going to be "Belles". Danny's even growing a goatee to look more authentic! We have a reenactment this weekend, and another at the end of the month, then one in June..and then...GETTYSBURG!! This year is the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, and we get to go and reenact in it! And hopefully, Danny's son, Sam, and Sam's girlfriend will get to join us and reenact, also.Which is way cool, not only for the obvious reasons, but also because on my and Danny's first date we went to Gettysburg. Now we get to go back there as a family and take part in the reenactment of the battle!!
So besides the normal construction mode around here, all the planting
and standard lawn-and-weeding, all the animals, homeschooling, dance and
karate, Danny's work schedule, and Danny's teaching schedule, we now
have about 2 weekends each month that we're going to be camping circa
1863. I think that just about fills our calendar to bursting. Postings
here may be scarcer than normal for a while...