The picture of Sally above pretty much says it all. Still hanging out around the old home place. Wanda’s mom is to have another procedure next week. We’re hoping that will stabilize her situation and get her back on the road to recovery. If it does, then we’ll be able to get on the road for the Fall.
As a young boy living in the country back in the last century, there was a phrase I hated to hear spoken by my parents or granddad. It was that famous statement “ Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop”. It was always followed by “go hoe the garden, chop some kindling, cut the grass, or something else you didn’t want to hear.
As an adult in the Fall or Winter of my life, I find myself once again thinking about those words. Where once upon a time they meant getting involved in something you shouldn’t, they now mean if you’re not being active at something, you are going to pay the price with your health.
While staying home attending to the need of Wanda’s mom, it would be so easy to sit in the recliner, watch television, and waste away. Read a few books, take a nap, snack on some ice cream and cookies, etc. Especially when the temperatures are hanging around ninety-five or so, and the heat index is over a hundred each day.
With that in mind, I called my brother and said it’s time. Time to start another house. Four and a half days work, and we’re ready to start up with the walls.
This one is going to be a little different. We decided to try and build a Southern cottage type of floor plan. Better known in the South as a “shotgun” house. Long and narrow, with a small front porch.
I even had a photo of our latest floor plan, which we had just sketched out in pencil on the sub-floor. As I selected it to be edited, Picasa did something with it, and I’ve been unable to locate it anywhere on my computer.
We’ll probably change it three or four more times before all the walls are up.
Anyway, now you know what’s going on while the Egg’s not rolling……..jc