Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

Can you say, “Gutters”

Since the high wind warnings the gutter people came a day early to install our gutters and deliver the cisterns.  


They installed snow brakes. Snow brakes?  That’s a new one for me. 

Here’s a picture of me standing on the block wall that’s 2 feet tall to help give you an idea of how tall the house really is.  

 It’s always a sad moment when we have to leave to go home.  

 Kansas looking out the window for one last sniff for bunny butts. This girl loves to chase bunnies. Sniff out lizards or horney toads. She’s just in heaven with no fencing. 

As we dropped into the valley we were amazed by the super crappy air we have to breathe. With the high winds across Arizona the dust and smog was everywhere.  

 Upon arrival at home we were reminded of the reality of our life right now. The closing of Martin’s business meant employees returning their company trucks to be sold.  

 During our trip Martin accepted the offer for a position from a large corporation. And three of his guys received offers too. 

Build time now will be limited to holidays when Martin can take time off. We just keep telling ourselves just one more year. The countdown begins 426 days. 

Till next time…….



When life throws you a load of crap you just gotta laugh. 

Well painted for two days. 5 gallons of paint on the walls from ground level and two coats. Still not happy with the coverage. So we made a plan have a fire, cook some turkey burgers and go to town Monday morning.  

Back by noon with another 5 gallons. Poured it in my tray. Holy crap it is a different color. I rolled it on anyway to see if it would dry the same color. What!!!! It covered in one coat. So Martin look at the stickers. Holy crap again. First bucket mixed at a one gallon mixture. That’s why it was translucent and didn’t cover very well. Thought it was because it was this beautiful deep red, simply red. 

Omg how much easier this was to paint with the right paint.  

Three days of painting!!!

Till next time……….