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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Papers signed...escrow closed

Well today was another big step, with closing papers signed and closings costs complete.  Tonight Heather has her Broadway Concert, so we are cramming dinner and getting ready for that...  I hope to help the owners get packed up in the next few days to help them meet their goal of being gone by Wed the 3rd.  Alot to get accomplished, but I think with the help of everyone, it will be. 
Yesterday I dug up all the fruit trees and have them ready to plant over there as soon as the weather clears and Russ and I decide where the new orchard will be.  I also took over a load of herbs to get the herb garden ready once we decide where its going to go.  lol  Thank goodness we had lots of pots!
I'll try to take pics tomorrow... the travel trailer is there awaiting our arrival.  I know my older kids will probably hate me forever making them stay in the travel trailer for 4-6 weeks in the winter.  That's my guesstimate of how long it will take to get the trailer ready for us.  
Hopefully I can get measurements of rooms in the trailer tomorrow and get the rabbits hung in the pole barn there.  A friend is coming on Sunday to dismantle the rabbitry.  Other friends will be here Sa to dismantle the chicken coops.  Lets hope the weather isn't as wet as it has been today, and we meet our goals throughout this upcoming weekend.  
Should be an eventful night watching our up and coming singers perform.  I think we need the distraction with so much on our plate. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Let the Clean up begin

We have our work cut out for us as we take over our first load.    A lot of it is just general clean up. 
Immediate projects include:  putting the skirting around the trailer, gutters hung before winter, yard fenced for chickens.  Clean up as much stuff as possible before the rain and snow get to be to much. 

Positive sides of the property include the "Barn"... a decent shop for Russ.  The garden area is already fenced (although it needs some work too) and the greenhouse is up and ready to be cleaned.  A good winter project!  There are apple trees, cherry trees, plum trees, and filbert bushes.  Two English walnut trees, grapevines (like I know how to prune grape vines?) and herbs in... the asparagus area will need to be moved, but they are in.  I will just add ours once its moved.

I will try to take pictures as we go... and beings I am new to "blogging"...  you will have to endure my pathetic posts... 

  As you can see, we have taken on a tremendous project in making this 2.6 acre parcel home... :)  Lots to clean and lots to keep us occupied for years to come!