Above: My chickens helping themselves to my sun tea.
It's been a week since my last entry. Nothing has been going on worth mentioning though. We are busy with trying to budget our insurance money to replace the furnace, remove the skylight and install tile in the foyer. It's frustrating and plain not fun. There are a lot of reasons why my life is "not fun" right now but I'm trying to forget about them all and just enjoy my life as much as possible. I spend a lot of my free time away from everybody, just watching the chickens or doing some light gardening. I'm trying not to dwell on the problems we're facing right now. Suffice it to say that Jim and I feel like we're stuck in the mud, just spinning our wheels, getting nowhere fast.
This blog is about the good in life and how nice it is to live where we do. I won't bring negative topics into it. One good thing that happened is I sold my Cutlass today. It was a 1972 Holiday Coupe and we needed to get it out of the shop to make room and the money is going toward getting the attic better ventilated and insulated before winter. We MUST make this happen.
I climbed up on the roof tonight and cleaned all the maple seeds out of the gutters that were clogging the downspouts. That should help keep the water from entering the basement anymore. They really needed to be cleaned out!
The 50th Annual Moore Family Reunion is coming up on July 13. Some of the cousins are gathering old stories and photos of the family to put together into a book of some sort. I got an email from my cousin Mary this morning asking for a photo of our family. And with a stinging slap in the face, I realized we don't have one. Not a single one. I guess that's what can happen when you have a combined family. I'm not the typical mom. Other mothers might love to get their family together for a yearly photo shoot. I've never done that. I feel somehow inadequate and ashamed. I should want to do things like that but I don't even care.
Driving home from work this morning I thought about all the things going on right now and how it must have felt to be Job. God let the devil mess up Job's life really bad, but he was never allowed to kill him. It feels like God isn't very pleased with me right now.
I'll be back when I have something pleasant to share. In the meantime, I'll just be checking everyone else's blogs and not writing much.