Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another Good Day

Another day without rain.. A lot of work was accomplished in the country. I feel as though a truck has run over me. Forgive the comparison. But I am smiling.

First my helpers helped me spread grass seed and straw. We planted 10 Azaleas and 4 Rhododendrons and several other plants. That is all done except in front where some more grading needs to be done and more plants will be put in there new home. With all the woods I am still planting a few flowering tree's in the front. Maybe tomorrow that will happen. There were 3 piles of brush continually burning as cleanup continued. The gas company was finishing there 1300 foot of gas line to my home. One of the men approached me with my mailbox in his hand.
Apologizing that he had almost destroyed it and will be replacing. Told him that was fine as I was not receiving any mail at that address.

Concrete people arrived and part of drive where I will back out of garage was formed. Also walk from my eventual picket fence to a small terrace and it wraps around as you go up stairs to deck.

This is really a small area compared to what I have had in the past. Had to stand looking at it and planning in my mind for quite a while to visualize this. Not what I originally wanted but that would have been too large and I am downscaling. I have had long concrete drives in the past but this will be limited and will end where the gravel drive begins going out to the road. A flooring man also arrived to do the floor in the bathrooms and utility room.

So a lot going on.

I will be pleased when I have to make a bathroom trip that I do not need to drive to the small town 5 minutes down the road. Know they are tired of seeing me come in to use their facilities at the local drugstore and Dollar Store.

So I arrived home and what in the world do you eat when you are tired and not really hungry and need to eat. I cooked a slice of bacon, scrambled an egg and there was some asparagus in the freezer that I added to this delightful meal. Then a cookie and a glass of milk before I did a load of wash, showered and washed my hair. No evidence of ticks.

Having thoughts - Who in the world at this time or in the future even will enjoy reading about One Woman's exciting venture. Maybe I need to stop. But - hey - this is my online diary.

A day in the life of One Woman


Sky said...

it sounds so exciting! just think about next spring when your azaleas and rhodies bloom along with your flowering trees in front! by then you will have placed some beds of irises and other perennials, and it will be like magic in your woods!

Beverly said...

we all will continue to read about your interesting life....

Cloudhands said...

I know I enjoy reading of your comings and goings. I have never built a house from scratch. You have much experience. I admire your spunk. I read 'Mr. Blanding builds his Dream House' and forever swore off the effort. I expect your great grandchildren will read these pages to their children and they will marvel at how quaint it all sounds.

Sarah Lulu said...

It's fantastic to hear everything moving on so well. Don't forget to pause and rest as well!

Balisha said...

I'm enjoying every minute..every word.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky, Beverly, Cloudhands, Sara Lu, and Balisha - thank you for your encouragement. Raining today and I am almost glad that I can stay in the city. This home needs some tending to. Plus I need some tending to. Have a great day and again thank you for your online friendship.

Gilly said...

I love reading about it all! You are going to have a beautiful home!

But, excuse my rather down-to-earth question - you have to drive 5 minutes to make a bathroom trip? :o Oh my! Good thing I'm not there! ;)

Judy said...

Your city garden looks beautiful in your header. I am sure the new one will look the same when you get settled. Like you, I take advantage of every pretty minute outside working in the yard. I know it will be so nice when you can spend nights there. I am so happy for you. You had a dream and now it is coming true!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Gilly, my bathroom will be complete next week. That is why the traveling. Judy, thank you.

Darlene said...

Roses and Azaleas are my favorite flowers. I once planted Azaleas in the shady front planter and, at first they were beautiful, but when the heat hit they died. I do wish I could have them, but they don't like dry heat.

You are really making progress. Moving day will come soon.

Mim said...

Love your irises on your header picture. Will you take some of them with you?
Your new home sounds like it is coming along.
Do you have a time frame for moving and have you started packing your boxes?!
Hope you are staying well and rested.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Darlene, I am in the perfect place for these flowers. Mim, I am taking pieces of everything I have moved from home to home for years.
Hopefully in 3 weeks I can spend 1/2 my time in the country. I will just take what I need each time I go. Unless a buyer arrives quickly - then I will need help.

Gail said...

It seems to me that you have folks who read your posts! It's a great journey Ernestine and a good lesson to me that we are never 'too old' to have adventures or follow our bliss! Once the garden dries again...I can dig starts for you! gail

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Gail, thank you. Maybe I have a mental problem since I feel no different (except for energy level) then I did years ago.