Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday Already done list.

up very early this AM.
dressed, got things in the car, took Big Dog outside to run, eat drink, and poop.
WB put dog in car (later we find out that he likes to sit in the back seat)
Pup gets his test and passes. I think that we have everything we need so that we can go to puppy school. I'm actually looking forward to it. I found out how much things will cost per dog.
got the things that I ordered. 2 don't fit so I'm sending them back (lucky me they cost about what it will cost to get heart worm med and rabies shot for the entire year.)
we run errands
get BBQ for lunch
come back to find that youth group is selling burgers and hot dog for fund raiser . Buy 2 and donate more for supplies.
Go home to hopefully burn limbs but it doesn't work.
Go out and cut more trees and begin sorting limbs to see what we'll need next
Work until it's dark
Have chicken, baked beans, and slaw for supper

Big Dog was really great. He wasn't thrilled about riding in the car but all and all I'm really proud of him

WB and Pup worked today. Glad to have all help.

Wash clothes


There will not be any problems with going to sleep!

The forecast is for rain tomorrow.  I really and truly hope that it doesn't .  So many people are going on Spring break this week. A lady at the vet was truly happy about the beautiful days that we've had.

If it rains there's things to do and if it doesn't there's outside work.



Friday, March 21, 2014

If the next post looks overwhelming, you can imagine how I feel.

That is partly a future list of things to do. The good news is that it's also a list of things that have already been done.  I'm concentrating on adding to my "Already Done" list.  Otherwise, I'd throw up my hands an give up.

So far, I've planned for the weather.  It's supposed to be cloudy tomorrow  but no rain. Today wasn't as lovely as yesterday. Yesterday was Heaven on Earth.  I know that there are a lot of people here who are ready for the warm, clear, sunny day. Not that they don't appreciate the rain, it's just they need a little sun too.

For today's "Already Done" List?

Went out to breakfast. WB needed the break.
Got air in the tires
Grocery errands
Gas in the car
Back to the house
Sorted the dogs (feed, water, lap time, clean kennels, clean water bowls). Everyone is doing okay.
Got the chainsaw and equipment ready to begin cutting and clearing. 

I'm so glad that WB and Pup were here to help.  Had we waited until Monday or taken the dogs stuff today, we'd been in a pickle.

Got most of the trees cut and it looks great.  Had problems with both chainsaw but Pup and WB sorted it out.  Pup is fantastic at fixing things. He'd make a great teacher because he has such patience with people. He also anticipates what might be a good way to explain how things work. Very encouraging. This afternoon there was a big tree (for me) to be cut. When I explained that I found it to be rather scary, he looked at the tree and then said how he'd handle it. I was very happy to hear him say the words, "Mom, do a good job. If the job is worth doing? It's worth doing a good job." 
A natural born teacher.

WB cut at least 99% of the big trees and I started cutting the small ones. I should post photos. It looks really good.

Because there was down time with the chainsaw, vines in the trees, and because cutting trees can be physically tough,  we stopped cutting trees just before sunset. We were all tired. WB and Pup ran last minute errand and I stayed to look at what had been done today.  Tomorrow, WB will be asking what trees still need to be cut.  I have to know ahead so that he cut them without a lot of waiting.  I think that I'm good with what needs to be cut.  We won't be able to start early but we should get most of things done tomorrow.

Today's list
ran errands
went to the grocery
got gas/air in tires
got breakfast
sorted dogs (daily stuff)
cut trees
fixed chain saw
clipped small trees with loppers
short run to the local store
washed clothes
sort Big Pup
put out food for the pups for tomorrow
put up equipment
watch PBS
make sure we have clothes for tomorrow
put the dogs up so that we can get early start tomorrow
get an early sleep.


Hoping that it's just over cast but not raining.
Get errands done in AM
Put the corned beef on to cook
Hopefully finish cut trees next to kennel
Cut trees in front section
limb and move trees.
Get ready to burn small limbs.
Get water hoses out and clear burn area. There is supposed to be rain on Sunday.  If we can't burn limbs, we can sort them so that we'll be ready when there is time.  The important thing is that we have the trees down limbed and moved.
Possibly take the chainsaw in to be fixed.


We might be dodging rain on Sunday. If it's raining (do errands). If  not, (here's hoping)  use the day to cut any remaining limbs. There's church. Fix the fence.

And possibly burn limbs. Since it's supposed to rain some time on Sunday this would be a good time.


Bath for dogs
If I haven't already fix fence.
Clip toe nails
Errands in case we don't do it Sunday.
Clear out burn area
If we didn't do it Sunday, take the chainsaw in to be fixed.
Get movies for the weekend

Errands.  Just do errands and don't sweat it

chicken fencing
baby chicken pen
(this will really make me feel like I've done something!) :)

You have to
Start washing clothes and dishes in cabinets.
I read a great idea for cleaning closets. It suggested sending everyone out to the movies, putting on your favorite music, and pull everything out of the closet (sort).  I'm going to do the same with a twist. For a week, I'm going to pull clothes out of the closet, wash them, try them on, sort, vacume and get the dust bunnies. This is sooooo important because a clean closet just makes me happy. I clean kitchen does too.  I'm going to watch the movies that WB and Pup would rather not watch.

Romantic comedies here I come.

Lots to do but lots already done. It's really starting to look good. Now if we can just get the limbs sorted.

Hugs self. We're doing good.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Beautiful day on Wednesday and today Wednesday already done list: ate lunch with WB got groceries and planned supper sorted the dogs cooked cut some trees so that we won't have as much to do this weekend planned the rest of the week sorted the dogs kennels and lap time Thursday Another beautiful day already done list? cut the chicken wire and ready it to fix the fence. social with the pups try out the snake boots cut trees plan meals for weekend (we're having corned beef/cabbage/pie/tea for lunch/ supper (Friday), Rubens and cabbage slaw (lunch Sat), Cabbage and potato soup/ corn bread (Sat night), Sunday dinner, spaghetti/salad, French bread (supper Sunday) caught up with Internet Friday The plan is to cut trees on west section until finished, make the corned beef/cabbage/slaw, and start sorting limbs. Saturday The plan is to finish limbing and cutting west section trees, get things ready to burn limbs. Big Dog stuff (he needs hugs), and fix the fence. I want to work hard and smart Friday and Saturday. I'd love to have the limbs cut and sorted by Saturday night. Sunday Hope to have the trees cut so that we can collect them up into a wood pile on Sunday. If it's raining Sunday, we can go get the blocks to make the wood pile stand, move the chickens to the spot for the wood pile. Get nail clippers for the dogs. Get laundry soap/softner. What I hope to have done by Monday AM? finish cutting trees on west section moved chicken pen to where the wood pile will be finished fixing the west fence limbed and sorted cut trees ready everything for the west side so that it's ready to chip, use, or burn stack the dog houses clean the dog food hopper clean the back of the car so that we can go get blocks for the wood pile stand pick up the logs and move to the area next to where we're putting the wood pile Have Big dog sorted for the year cleaned the kennel put new shavings in the dog houses fill any holes in cleared areas give the dogs a good run move Big dog's kennel to the house get new dog nail clippers (nice ones) even better if I have the chicken fence fixed form for the gravel for the wood pile set up Monday Give dogs a bath/clip nails Begin washing clothes plan meals for the week/weekend get movies for weekend get glossy magazine/find book Tuesday Dogs stuff wash more clothes dogs stuff kennel Wednesday/Thursday Start moving blocks/gravel for wood pile fix the dog kennels move the saw horses/plywood to fix the kennels Friday/Sunday clean closet clean kitchen finish working on the dog kennels finish working on the wood pile give dogs bath sort dogs Monday sort dogs Tuesday Finish any other things not done in March on the west side April Begin working on the central section Cut trees in back and in front fence line Clear out things in yard Put up green house cut hedges clear out trees on east section of house fix front fence fix front fence of west section clear space for new fence line east side west section buy tposts/posts for front fence buy tposts/posts for east cross fence move boat move boat finish wood pile stand by end of April make sure that the yard is sorted, trees cut, hedges clipped, wood bought for shed, chickens sorted, baby chicken pen is sorted (including heat lamp), chicken waters bought, dogs sorted for year. I would like to have the yard sorted, the chickens/dogs sorted, the green house up, the boats moved, and things ready to begin painting fixing the house. I need to have the dogs kennels ready so that they can be outside while we paint inside the house. I would like to have the trees cut on both parcels, the fences mended, and the materials ready to put in fences. I want to have the grow beds and herb beds planted. I want to have the compost pile ready and the garden area tilled and planted. May If there's any last minute things that weren't done in Feb,Mar,April? May is the time to finish. I want the kitchen painted/doors finishes, Pup's room finished, our bedroom finished and living room done by the end of May. June/July Painting outside, putting in storage building, empty and move storage building, empty and sort outside storage area. Finish reno work and ready for bathrooms reno work. August Work on the boats. Get ready for Fall sailing season. Pole barn September/October Finish up any loose ends. Get ready for the holiday season Get mailing list for Christmas cards Get the outside decorations ready Start planning for Christmas Get present for mail lady Start planning for next work projects for the winter I would like to have the pole barn up I would like to have the fence moved I would like to have the H2O sorted I would like to have the boats sorted\ I would like to have the dogs sorted I would like to have the house sorted I would like to have the yard sorted I would like to have the car sorted I would like to go back to school By this time next year, I would like to have my life, dogs, and home sorted so that next year I will be concentrating on photography, writing, sailing, school, volunteering, church, and family. I can do this. January? I dealt with the weather and having a new dog in the family. February We start clearing the west section and fence line. We're also working at sailing club. I'm hoping to get the west section finished. When I don't, I roll it into March which works because I can do the rest of Feb and March to do list done. Also we get a chain saw and someone to teach me how to use it. March March is all about the west section of the property. I'm clearing a section for the pups and for me. It's looking great. We're sorting the dogs, the chickens, a wood pile, and cleared fence lines so that they'll be easy to work with. I take out the swing and begin clearing the house section. We get wood piles moved and the dangerous limbs moved. We move the old fence and the barbed wire that some idiot threw on the ground and the let get covered with dirt and limbs. We're thinning out the woods so that you can see through them. The area is made safe and fun for the pups. I'm getting ready to move the fence and fix the front and side fences. I hope to have all of this done by the end of the month. At this point, I have 10 days left. I'm trading off by doing some of the April stuff when the March stuff can't be done. More than once, I'm on schedule. This is true even when I'm having to change schedules when the weather is bad or there are unforeseen things that must be dealt with. For example, when the Ashplund people are in the area and I use the three days that I was going to clean kitchen/closet to work with them to get limb moved, right of way cleared,, and limbs picked up. It's working. I also hope to have the pups sorted for the year. I learn to say "no" and get yard work done here. I learn to say, "I'm sorry but I can't because of previous commitments." I get my stuff done. It's a good already done list and the month isn't over yet. April ?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday was a pain day. Not much done. Good thing was that it rained to hard to work outside.

Monday's already done list is slim Started cleaning the kitchen when it became obvious that Monday was going to be a pain day. By the time WB got home, I rode with him to the store and the local restaurant so that they'd get things for supper, I was almost a sleep. Did get some correspondence taken care of so I can add that to the Already Done List. Decided that today (Tuesday) I was going make sure the dogs and chickens were sorted, take a bath, put on clean clothes and then work on the kitchen a bit but that's it. I don't hurt like I did last night. I just don't want to be hurting tomorrow when the sun is out. The pups need a bath and there's things to do outside. If I can get the kitchen cleaned, supper made, and get to bed early? I'll have had a busy day. Hugs world. Writer Ann

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lots done yesterday. And today it rains. So inside we go for the next two days to clean kitchen, clean closets, and watch movies. Back tonight to see what happened. Hugs!