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Monday, January 2, 2017

A few things we did first......

Cullman, AL

So, we closed on the house on December 28.  The seller had 7 days to move out after closing.  (I never heard of someone continuing to live in the house once it was sold.  But they tell me it's quite common down here.)  Oh well.

The seller moved out on December 31.  Happy New Year!  We brought the RV over from the campground and parked near the front of the house and continue to spend many a trip back and forth lugging. Until last night we continued to sleep in the RV.  We bought a bed and mattress set for the guest room and used it last night.

While we were still at the campground, we came to the house two days and worked on various projects outside.  Foremost we want to get the RV site set up.   First Leonard installed a breaker box.

He started to dig a trench to lay pipes for the electrical wires.   It's like digging through rock.  Actually it is digging through rock.   Will have to rent a trencher.  He also dug the hole for the electrical pole where the RV will hook up.

The Realtor stopped by with her son and a mother and daughter.   They are taking the porch.  It will be gone either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.   We hope.

I worked around the yard a bit picking up here and there.  Love that we have Magnolia trees.

Between the house and the road is an area that was once a pond but is now overgrown.  Running along the edge on our property is a small stream that feeds the pond along with natural springs.  Lots of work to do if we ever want this to be a pond area again.  We do.

Does anyone know what this might be?  Some type of flower that's supposed to be cut back?  I would like to know before I start to hack away on it.   That's the pond area in the background.

There are several dead trees in the side yard that we have to remove.   The week before we moved in a wind storm helped us along a bit.  Missed this shed, sweet!

More has been done on move in day and the two days since, including covering that blue paint in the master bedroom.  Another blog will follow in a day or two.

Tomorrow we drive the 580 miles to Sulphur, LA to Len's brother and SIL Royce and Susie's house to get our utility trailer that contains some of our STUFF.   And today we will get into some more projects in the house.  And outside, if the rain ever stops.

I was so tired last night I went to bed at 7.  Hence here I am writing a blog at midnight.  Gonna go try to get some more sleep now.

Until next time.


  1. Your place looks SO nice! I love the views around, and the pond area. Is it as remote as it looks from the pictures? How far away is your nearest neighbor?

  2. The good news is you can cancel your gym membership and you will, hopefully, sleep better at night. I'm glad for you. Would love to see ya'll and take you to lunch but understand that you're making a flying trip. Have a safe trip to Louisiana.

  3. Looks like a peaceful place. One day Carol and I will have a small cabin in the country. Maybe after we win the lottery. You were smart in planning for times like this.

  4. Looks like a nice peaceful place! I'm sure working on it is no fun, but motivating as well.

  5. Isn't it great to be married to a man that is so handy.
    The joys of home ownership.

  6. Everything looks so nice and peaceful!! I know you all will enjoy all the projects that make it yours!! Love that kind area!! Nice!!

  7. Can't wait to see more pictures of the wonders you and Len do to this already pretty place