tuned

I’m planning on getting back into music again this winter–guitar and piano. Just for something to do in the evenings since all of my time won’t be taken up by yardwork and gardening. The piano was my mom’s and she gave it to us after we bought the house because …

short lived victory

Not long after fixing the dishwasher last month, it started acting up again. This time, the problem was more difficult to diagnose. And, not wanting to spend even more money on it, we decided to get a new dishwasher, which was delivered last week. The good news is that we …

improvising

While we were getting packed for vacation on the 4th, a storm rolled through and knocked out the power for the better part of the day (12:30pm-10pm). Brian had to hook up the generator so we didn’t lose any food in the fridge and freezer. Good thing the power outage …

eagle

Jake attained his Eagle Scout rank on Saturday. Brian and I got to sit in on the board of review, which was interesting. They asked some tricky questions, but he handled himself very well–we were quite proud of him. It’ll be a couple of weeks until he gets his official …

the dream is not dead

I’ve been wanting to get chickens for quite some time, but the zoning in Upper Yoder does not allow for it. Given the popularity of chicken-raising, someone else has taken the lead and was called before the zoning board for having chickens. The board is going to make a decision …