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The Sun Always Shines in Yoder
At least everytime I'm out in Yoder, the sun is shining. No matter what the weather is just 30 miles east in Colorado Springs, Yoder is shining. I guess that might explain part of the good feeling I get whenever I go out there.
We'll be moving to Yoder as soon as the addition is finished. Which will happen sometime after the addition is started. And I'm not sure when that will happen.
I think this month we'll get a roll-off container out there to start hauling off some of the massive piles of junk left behind by the previous owners. We recently discovered a pile of those accordion style closet doors out behind one of the sheds. As in at least 50 of these doors. Looks like they were new when they were dumped there. Now, ugh, just a pile of rotting things.
Tony (son) tore down the horse barn and used the materials to double the size of "his" shed. He just needs to finish the roof and then I can paint it. He's already brought two of his little friends out there. A 67 VW bug and a 66 VW squareback. He loves restoring old VWs and since I grew up in Germany, I must admit I do like seeing those little cars hanging around.
The quail out there are amazing! Their little footprints cover every single spot of sand everytime we go out there. It's fun driving up the looooong driveway and watching 30 or 40 of the little things running up the driveway ahead of me. Though I do feel guilty for bothering them!
My son and brother rented a jackhammer and spent a couple days last month tearing out the cinderblock 'storm shelter' that was in the back of the soon-to-be living room. Not really a good spot for it. Taking it out makes that 20x20 room look really huge now! Until we can build an underground shelter, we've decided the pantry is just as safe as that cinderblock thing was, if not more so.
Husband was hospitalized (psychiatric) a total of 5 times in 2010. It seems to be getting more frequent instead of less so. We just keep carrying on and doing the best we can. Let's see how long we can go without a hospitalization this year! Hopefully 2011 will be a better year in that regard. Living with a dv can be difficult.
Tony will be getting his CDL next month as soon as he turns 21. He could get it now but no one will hire him around here to drive until he's 21 so...
Oh! And for the best news - we have a new dog! Her name is Daisy and she's a (now) 5 month old Catahoula from the Evergreen Animal Protection League. What a little sweetie! Our (nearly) 4 year old Catahoula, Humphrey, loves her. They are double trouble and it's great. She looks like a combination of him and his brother (who my mother has). I'll get pix up as soon as I can. We're lucky we found her - it was pure luck!
Well, hopefully the sun will shine in Yoder tomorrow because son, daughter and I are heading out in the AM to see how the house fared the storm we had a few days ago.
Can't wait until I can start living in Yoder and grow grow grow!!! Back to my seed catalogs :D
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Why were the doors thrown away? A waste.
Hope all your plans and building go well this year it sounds like Yoder is a beautiful place.
I'm not sure why the doors were thrown away. The previous owners wasted a LOT of good material by leaving it all lying around outside.
Forgot to mention, I've added a picture of Daisy in my photos!