It was only 19 degrees outside, what a change from yesterday. The good news for us was the ground was frozen but the gravel pile was not. Right after breakfast Mark started spreading gravel on the North and East side of the barn. Our airbnb guests were coming in this afternoon and we wanted to make sure they could drive all the way around the barn and now they can.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024
No walk today, Ruth wanted to sleep in after that late night. Diane called during walk time to join us but instead just got to visit with me. They are having a really good time in Gulf Shores, it is a good group of people that live in her complex. She says it is like living in her own retirement facility. Two of the other owners grew up with us and were in Diane's Sunday school class and another 2 are both family, Mike's sister and our brother, then there are maybe 4 other owners that we know from church. Then across the street is Beth and Greg and Rachel and Dave. After breakfast Mark left for the shop while I went to the barn to finish cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen. It really looks nice and is now ready for the company coming in tomorrow afternoon. Mark got home with a new set of keys for the motorhome. I took the golf cart up to the barn to make sure they worked and while up there checked out the keys for the Mini Max Little Guy. This is a little different, the purple door key also opens the outdoor compartment.
The morning was sunny and warm and mom got out on the balcony. By the time I finished and went to sit outside a brisk wind picked up so instead I turned on the heated throw and sat inside. Tonight we built a fire to warm up the house. We have falling temperatures and a wintry mix moving in. It is supposed to bottom out at 24 degrees but tomorrow a high of 42 and Sunday sunny and 64. The grass is growing!
Thursday, February 22, 2024
Mark wanted an omelet for breakfast and I just happaned to have all of the ingredients so we both enjoyed that with a slice of toast. The last two slices of bread in the house. I may just have to go shopping tomorrow. Ruth and I were the only walkers and as we started down the hill toward Sparks the rain started up. We turned around and went to mom's and went in to visit with mom and Karin. Diane called around that time and joined us on our non walk. Evidently we had a big storm come in last night with hail and lots of wind but Mark and I didn't hear a thing. It woke both mom and Karin up the the hail pounding on their metal roof. A big tree fell across Mike and Diane's drive.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Ruth, Joan and I walked, Diane joined us by phone from Gulf Shores. Amazing how many problems of the world can be solved by just talking them over. Mark wanted eggs and pot roast for breakfast. He knew I had left over pot roast and decided that could be heated up in the microwave to add to a couple eggs. Easy meal! After breakfast I went to the barn to start cleaning. We have guests coming in on Saturday and the floor needed a good sweeping and mopping. We had a lot of mud dragged in over the weekend. With all the snow melt that couldn't be helped. Everywhere there is mud. I stopped to take some pictures of the spread gravel around the barn. Below is the South side looking East.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
As today was Berean day and Ruth was going to be a little late we did not walk but met at mom's at 8:00 am. Ruth, mom and I left at 8:15 am for the Berean office and had a wonderful time working with those wonderful volunteers. If you would like to read about our morning at the Berean office click HERE. When we got home around 11:45 Mark was busy spreading gravel around the barn.