Friday, August 11, 2017

Saturdays are for Unpacking.....

I did it. I unpacked the living room boxes. I didn't want to do it as I knew there was no where to put things....and I wasn't ready to face that fact.  However, I was tired of boxes!

We also finished unpacking our room. We need to do something about the funky closet. The only shelf is so high MICHAEL can't reach it. There are two bars in there, but no place for hanging long things....we may eventually have to just rip it out and build something new. Cory did that in their downstairs room.

Today would have been Mom G's 89th birthday. Stacia and I both woke up thinking about last year's party with her. Today is her first birthday in heaven. We took some time to share thoughts and we planned Stacia's birthday's party which is just 4 days after Mom G's was.

Maria went to the store. She made Puerto Rican rice and showed me how. I slow cooked a roast and we had salad and fruit......and JaRissa stopped by on their way through the valley back to Anchorage. They'd been up at Valley Christian for a youth leader/volunteer with their church. Jamin stopped by and Bre popped in for a bit too.

Josiah and Izaak were braving the rain in the hopes of finding Silvers. 

I love going out on the deck and watching Lazy Mountain. It's going to be fun to capture it in different seasons. Here are a few shots....

#WYFF - You Wouldn't Believe it

Michael has been scouring Craig's List for a wood stove and riding lawn mower. He has visited a few people and decided to pass. This morning he and I went to preview an estate auction happening tomorrow. We will pass. 

We decided to go to the local SEARS and just buy a riding lawn mower....but they were out of stock and not expecting more until the 20th. We called a salesman at the store in Anchorage. He assured us he had all we wanted in stock. Michael hooked up the trailer, the boys loaded it with boxes and paper and garbage, and off they went. They stopped at recycling, the landfill, and then headed to Anchorage to pick up a riding lawn mower, snow blade and grass catcher. 

Turns out they did NOT have it in stock and had to order it.  The only thing they did have was the snow blade. He went ahead and bought that and purchased the rest. We should have something soon. 

Back at home...things went horribly awry when I tried to unpack the mirror that goes behind the dresser in this photo. I couldn't lift it. I decide to get on the bed and pull it out of the box....but it landed on top of me...and it was HEAVY.  I decided I was in no danger and was comfortable, so I waited for someone to find me...calling wasn't generating assistance anyway. Michael found the situation merited a photo or two. 

Maria had gone in to the base earlier in the day. She remembered our talk about Krispy Kreme during dinner on Tuesday. She came home with two dozen. What a treat! And after the morning we'd had, we enjoyed a bit of a break in the  midst of the towers of paper.

Maria has been a God-send. I'm glad she came to visit while we were moving. We are making plans to get out and show her a few things too. 
#WYFF? Mine are trapped under a mirror, Maria's are sweeping up after two four-legged family members, Michael and the boys were at the landfill......