Productivity Slow Down

The addition of a couch into our lives has definitely reduced what we get done in a week! The fact that the house is SO close to done makes little finishing things seem much less important when you aren’t living in a construction site.

We did get some things done though….we’ve ordered our counter tops (yay!) and they’ll get here in 4 weeks (boo!) and we picked up a few boxes from Mike’s grand parents house and started moving our “stuff” into the cupboards.

Mike pouring himself a stiff drink to get through the unpacking process.

Mike pouring himself a stiff drink to get through the unpacking process.

Weirdly now that we have started really moving in (as opposed to just moving the things from the camper into the house) I’m starting to get anxious when it gets stormy out. Last weekend the wind was crazy and I was laying in bed thinking about how the roof was going to come off where as previously this place was just a big wooden box and not really “home” so if something happened we’d just rebuild.

Like a massive bird invasion!

Like a massive bird invasion!

This week I stumbled onto my 16-year-old-Erin dream job riding horses for a lady across the road so that has been fun yet guilt inducing as Mike has started leaving for work at 6am to work 9 hour days. At least he gets to see nice sun rises? I’m still on the hunt for a new job and have a few prospects but things of course are moving pretty slowly with the recession etc.

Aww a sunrise...makes getting up in the dark worth it...right?

Aww a sunrise…makes getting up in the dark worth it…right?

The company we bought our cabin from contacted us this week to see if we’d be interested in being on some tiny house TV show. That’s pretty cool! Who knows if anything will come of it but its flattering to be asked.

Sam will be featured I'm sure.  Shown here not helping mom with cardboard.

Sam will be featured I’m sure. Shown here not helping mom with cardboard.

...In fact taking the cardboard and spreading it all over the lawn.

…In fact taking the cardboard and spreading it all over the lawn.

He did learn how to "dog" this week and experimented sticking his head out the car window...instead on just sitting in the exact center of the back seat looking straight ahead.

He did learn how to “dog” this week and experimented sticking his head out the car window…instead on just sitting in the exact center of the back seat looking straight ahead.

He also got invited to Thanksgiving and spend some quality time with his cousin Gus "Murder Train" Pettipas.

He also got invited to Thanksgiving and spend some quality time with his cousin Gus “Murder Train” Pettipas.

Our neighbors have started selling their beef so our next purchase will be a new freezer for 200 pounds of chopped up cow. We also have to figure out what cuts and things we want so that will be a learning process as my current knowledge consists of “ground beef” or “not ground beef”.

"Excuse me sir, how many cubic feet of hamburger are you?"

“Excuse me sir, how many cubic feet of hamburger are you?”

Its starting to get pretty cold at night now so I think we have to officially winterize the camper. I had been still doing our dishes out there until this point but the water is starting to freeze faster than I can wash with it so we’ll have to do bathtub dishes until the counters come in! I think Sam might need a dog sweater (Mike strongly disagrees!) Speaking of Sam (and Mike) the three of us were invited to go out on a trail ride to the hills tomorrow. We will see how the boys do! (One of whom is a little nervous to ride horses and the other of whom has no conception of horses and the fact they will walk on him if he gets underfoot. I just hope he doesn’t chase cows!)

Pictured:  The grossest slurpee ever.

Pictured: The grossest slurpee ever.

In celebration of getting a new oven I made cookies for ALL the neighbors this week. It’s a good way to introduce yourself and everyone we have met has been so nice! Still have a few neighbors left but each visit usually finds us invited in for coffee and dessert so we only get 1 visit done per evening. Country people are so nice!

Mike's grand dad had cow horns for us.  Its the first and only decoration we have put up.

Mike’s grand dad had cow horns for us. Its the first and only decoration we have put up.

Speaking of neighbours I got to harrow someone's field with this bad boy.  Which was cool but after 4 hours really jiggles the elasticity right out of your sports bra...

Speaking of neighbours I got to harrow someone’s field with this bad boy. Which was cool but after 4 hours really jiggles the elasticity right out of your sports bra…

Ok that’s it for now…

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One thought on “Productivity Slow Down

  1. As always I really enjoy your updates!! Let me know if you and Mike (and Sam!) are going to be TV stars. That would be really neat!! Laughed about Sam;s doggie decision to sniff the air through the window. His previous position in the exact middle of the back seat could have been because he felt he needed to backseat drive and now is more comfortable with the driver??
    Loads of work still being done for sure. Hope you have a great trail ride together!!

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