Just thought I'd better let you guys know I'm still alive since I haven't posted in over a week! I've pretty much gone to work and come home and gone to bed. I overdid it a bit earlier in the week and have been paying for it since. Then I mowed the yard Saturday and planted tomatoes Sunday and it looks like this week will be another work/sleep week.
I did take some pictures with my new camera Saturday. This is my home. It's not much but it's mine and will be paid for in a few more years. I love the lot it currently sits on. You can't see it in the picture but it's loaded with large mature oak trees. The only problem is the reason those trees are so lush looking in this part of Texas where the trees aren't normally so large is that the lot sits in a flood zone. Yep, every couple years (and twice one year) we get one to two feet of water across the yard for several hours. Not high enough to get in the trailer but high enough I have to move all cars, mowers, atvs, etc to higher ground which is a major pain in the behind. So we'll be moving our trailer onto another lot that we bought next door that is not in the flood zone. Not as nice a lot but does have some nice trees and the added bonus of no danger of flooding! Also it will be nice to be able to plant flowers. Just too much shade in my curent yard for much to want to grow.
We were thinking about building a house but there are just the 2 of us and the trailer has ample space for us. So we decided to take our money and build a large shop/studio/equipment storage instead. We'll be building a 30'X40' metal shop building and subdividing it into 3 15'X25' sections plus 5'X15' area that will hold a bathroom and pantry storage area. David and I will each get a 15x25 section and the 3rd will be used to garage our ATVs, mowers, garden supplies, etc. It will have a full bathroom since with just the addition of a tub or shower we will live in my studio for a week during the "move and reset up the trailer" stage. That will save us a week to 10 days worth of motel rooms and the aggravation of having to drive back and forth to town each night.
My current sewing room is in the end of the trailer you see on the right hand side of the picture above. This is the view from that window. My sewing machine sits right in front of the window so I can look out as I sew. I often see deer on the next lot and cats love to frolic on the ditch bank. The satelite dish you see is for our internet. The trailer will pretty much move about 300 feet in this direction to it's new home on top of the hill.
This is one of the horses that lives across the street. She looked interested in my picture taking and neighed to let me know he was there and quite photogenic herself. :-)
This is where my new front yard will be. It'll be a shame to cover the bluebonnets with lawn but there are several other big bluebonnet patches on that property so this one can go and still leave me lots to enjoy each spring.
Guess I'd better get to work. Hopefully I'll have more quilty stuff to post in a few days.