Highs and Lows

Its been a few weeks of highs and lows. I thought about making a pun there about “Highs and Lowes” but we go to Home Depot so it wouldn’t have worked. 🙂

Mike was away the week before last and we had a weekend in Invermere for Mike’s mom’s birthday so last week and weekend were big weeks for house stuff.

We were pooped from eating so much cake.

We were pooped from eating so much cake.

I picked up a hearth pad for the fireplace install happening next week…I’m a bit worried that its too small but I guess we’ll find out when the guys come out to put the fireplace in! We got some siding delivered to skirt the bottom of the house but it turned out to be a hideous, Halloween decoration style plastic disaster so we opted to just use vinyl and have someone else install it for us. Snow is just around the corner so time is getting to be a factor now!

Guess who picked out this tape?  And yes that IS a hint of purple and teal leopard print duct tape  you see!

Guess who picked out this tape? And yes that IS a hint of purple and teal leopard print duct tape you see!

I was very disappointed in this siding.

I was very disappointed in this siding.

Mike thought it was spoooooooooky!

Mike thought it was spoooooooooky!

The neighbors harvesting their wheat in the mist!

The neighbors harvesting their wheat in the mist!

Our haul from our garden.  An onion and a cantaloupe.  Don't eat it all at once.

Our haul from our garden. An onion and a cantaloupe. Don’t eat it all at once.

We also decided to get the gutters done instead of doing them ourselves for the same reason. They look pretty good and they were able to install snow breaks too!

Sweet eaves-troughs yo!

Sweet eaves-troughs yo!

We got the rest of the pine delivered so I have finally closed up all the ceiling and completed most of the floor (thanks Allana!)! The loft might be livable as soon as this weekend! Which will be nice with the nights getting colder.

So pretty!

So pretty!

Almost there!

Almost there!

Sean popped by on the weekend and he and Mike put up the banisters. Took them a while but they look great! We’ll have to buy a bed and move it up there before we put the rest up!

Should we start paying Sean?

Should we start paying Sean?

We did have some “dramaz” this week with our plumber. Unfortunately he got a bit too busy with other jobs and wasn’t able to give us a date he could finish our house. So we got a new one and he was able to put in all our fancy new filters and hopefully this week will have the last of things installed…maybe by this time next week we could be showering in our house! Instead of going to the campground for the $2/5 minute special. Plus I imagine the campground will be closing soon! I have not had a shower at my own house in almost 6 months…that’s kind of crazy!

Newest filter on the left...getting crowded in here!  When we thought we'd have kids we were going to also put them in here.  HAH!

Newest filter on the left…getting crowded in here! When we thought we’d have kids we were going to also put them in here. HAH!

We got our new neighbors this week also! The cows have come to stay in the field next door for the winter. So far I don’t think Sam has noticed them, though they see him alright.

"Have you large rocks seen my stick?"

“Have you large rocks seen my stick?”

I got a neat surprise in the mail from gramma this week…the account of my great grandparents and their own homesteading experiences.  It’s crazy how much work it was and how they could do it all on their own.  I would be lost if I couldn’t “call a guy” when things got difficult or use a YouTube video to learn a new skill!  I also couldn’t imagine doing it with 10 kids in a house smaller than ours.  Craziness!

Ok that’s it for now!

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