Thursday, June 5, 2014

Girls, Girls, Girls....It's all the Buzzzzz

Welcome to the neighborhood girls!! Time to get busy!! :-)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

RELOCATION PROCESS HAS BEGUN!

First, I apologize for being absent for so long - things have been a little hectic lately.  OK maybe A LOT hectic lately!  But I'm still here...catching up on my favorite blogs too!


See, we have just listed our "city" house.  Anyone who has sold a house knows what a daunting task getting our city house up for sale has been.  Lots of odds and ends, sprucing up, and loads of painting, painting and more painting.  Our realtor was optimistic that we would have an offer in 2 weeks but we just passed 2 weeks and nothing yet.  So fingers crossed - something happens soon.  The realtor is of the mindset that we are competing with new home construction and that is delaying our home sale.  We have managed to keep the house spic and span clean though...and thankfully the kids (and pets) are cooperating too.


Speaking of kids, our kids are all about ready to bolt from the nest too.  I can't believe it.  We had one just graduate from college and will be attending grad school in the Fall.  The oldest kid will be moving out into his own apartment with his girlfriend.  And, last but not least, my youngest, will be graduating from high school next week and starting his freshman year of college.  Empty nest is fast approaching!  I'm a little bummed about that but trying to embrace the plan we have developed of moving to the country.  There should be tons and tons to keep me busy and occupied!


We are super excited about relocating to the country and trying to carry out our plan accordingly.  Our farmhouse has been doing quite well.  Gardens are being maintained by my Uncle - watering and weeding take a lot of effort that's for sure.  He is doing an excellent job.  We have a smaller garden this year:  tomatoes, snow peas, green onions, onions, lettuce, radishes, bush beans, zucchini, watermelon, rhubarb, horseradish and garlic.  We also have blackberries, grapes, blueberries, apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees.  My herb garden is doing awesome too:  oregano, rosemary, lavender, basil, dill, parsley, catnip, etc.  So I'm happy as can be.


Don't forget about my bees...my bees died in the Spring this year.  We have a REALLY bad Winter - and we ordered bees late in the Winter and we still have not received them yet.  The place we ordered them from will not pick up their phone so I'm not sure when we will be getting the new ones.  I've heard there is a bee shortage this year...which is really sad.  Hopefully this week they will arrive.


My employer in Chicago has no idea that I am carrying out this relocation plan.  I didn't feel it was in my best interest to mention it to them quite yet.  I have no idea how long it is going to take to sell our house.  As soon as we close on the house I will be turning in my 2 weeks resignation.  I seriously cannot wait!  I am getting antsy - that's for sure!


So anyway - exciting things to come!!  Stay tuned, please.



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bees were out today!!!

The bees were outside enjoying the 50 degree weather. It looked like they were cleaning out the dead bees and basically cleaning out the hive.




Can you see them??? They were busy little bees buzzing around stretching their wings! 

They will have to batten down the hatch - Winter is not over yet. Another snowy day is predicted for tomorrow. But it was nice to see them surviving the cold Winter. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Homemade Barn Door and Metal Hardware

 
Below is the new barn door that my husband and Uncle built and installed.  I ABSOLUTELY love it!  Behind the barn door is the bathroom. 
 


Monday, October 14, 2013

ONE STEP CLOSER....

Once again - sorry for my absence.  LOL

We have been SO busy it's unbelievable!  I am happy to report that we are one step closer to moving to the country.  Our master suite addition is being built as I type - and I think we are within 2 weeks of a finish date.  We have also begun the process of preparing for our house sale out of the city.  (Fingers crossed that we can sell our house!) :-)

Below will sum it up and I will have to give more details later.

 
 

Here's a couple of sneak peeks on the inside:




Oh phooey - sorry so few photos - I'm having a problem with uploading photos.

Have a great day - I'll figure this out!  I'll be back...