Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well, I escaped the office and the never-ending A.C. to wander the rental properties and make lists of things I'd like to see repaired/ replaced/ updated this summer.
It's amazing the things I notice when I take a peaceful walk with just a clipboard and pen.
The list is longer than I imagined it would be, and, Oh the joy of Freedom!
It's so funny how a rainy day can cloud my mind.
Today I would've loved to stay in bed and listen to the rain.
Just roll over and go back to sleep.
But, work was beckoning me from across our little valley that is downtown Joliet.
And so we are all here at work.
Matt playing computer games, Aiden napping, Candi in her office.
I'm sitting here thinking about the building.
Who's behind on rent?
What storage closets aren't rented?
What condition are the empty units in?
Wonder if I should inspect occupied units?
Think I'll sit here a spell and rethink my game plan.
Re prioritize my projects.
Have a blessed day, all and enjoy the rain!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Well, Matt's moved up to mowing between the headstones.
Still missing some spots, but, overall, a good job!
He's learning teamwork vs. joyriding.
He wants to be one of the guys, so he must learn the job.
And, Volunteering is What Scouts Do!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Then I opened one of those generic beef stews and dumped it on the other end of the platter.
I love to see my feathered children standing in their food and chasing eachother over a tiny piece of potato when there are ten pieces still on the platter!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
This evening I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a gas- powered weed-wacker. Now most of my proposed garden area is cleared and ready for a layer of cardboard covered by a layer of
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Next batch I will have him do the measuring and stirring.
One step at a time I'd like for him to learn the process. That's plenty for a 9-year-old boy who'd rather be outside!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time to make fresh jam! We've been completely out of homemade jam for months and the wait for fresh home grown berries has been horrible. Worse than staring at the fireplace all of December waiting for Santa!
So now to begin the process of making jam~
Love in a Jar!