What a week! Even with three days of doing other things, we got the homestead fence done (except for the last two sections, but that will take maybe 20 minutes). Friends Nick and Judy came to help, and really galvanized the whole crew--we got SO much done! We're thrilled with the space, and are hoping it will be roomy but not too much to maintain.
Two of our "non-working" days were taken up with the task of bringing the trailer back down the hill to get registered with the DMV. It was stressful, since the roads here are narrow and winding. However we combined that trip with our warrenty work, which included fixing the pop-out slide. We are VERY happy with the result. The other non-working day was the weekly grocery shopping trip. Since we live 40 minutes away from any major grocery store, it is a once a week event, usually combined with several other errands. My mom and I go together, since we do most of our meals together. Lots of planning goes into this! I like it because it forces us to have a plan, and it is also a nice day for Mark to take a bit of a breather with the girls.
I did have some not-so-good news this week. Our local school district is having big financial troubles due to declining enrollment. They are moving to an all day kindergarten to save on bussing, which are significant costs up here in the hills. So there goes part of my precious time with the girls. Seriously, I think it will be a much bigger deal to me than to them, but I'm disappointed. I'm just hoping my sister Gail, currently a teacher's aide with the kindergarten and third grade classes, will have her job next fall.
Finishing up with a couple pictures from the job site...Mark and I moving fencposts with the tractor (I got to drive!), and the girls with Nick and Judy enjoying a little picnic up at the homestead. Next week...trenching for power lines!