It seems rather fitting that my last post of the “year long blogging” is about the house as that’s why I started blogging in the first place.
We have spent many more hours since our last house update just slogging away the retaining wall. I’m pleased to report that we have made some steady progress and this past weekend we actually reached final height (of 9’10”) for a small section of it! It feels like a huge accomplishment and really allows one to visual the next steps.
We, of course, wish we had made slightly more progress. The summer is winding down and we have limited day light and weekends left to finish this side but we are both committed to getting it finished. We still have to organize the railing for this side as well before we can complete it. We would also like to pour the footings for the second retaining wall but that just might have to wait for spring. There is not enough day light to work on week day evenings and we have yard work that needs to be done then.
I am at peace with the fence line. It really does just define the inner yard with the hay field on one side of the house and the pasture now on the other side. Ron worked on a temporary gate tonight and our rancher was back to finish this section of barbed wire. I think my friend Janice was right when she said it was just another spot for wonderful sunset photos. I popped out and took this one despite being bitten alive by the darn mosquitos. Then 10 minutes later when the colours changed I zipped up the road and took the one below with the wagon down in the garden area. The colours were amazing tonight.
When I first starting blogging it was always after a weekend of working on a project and I would start the post on Sunday evening but usually didn’t finish it until Monday evening for some reason. So I totally understand where the statistic that I refer to in the Feedback Giveaway comes from. Here I am a year later still working on a post about the house late at night on a Monday so I guess some things don’t change. I have learnt quite a bit about blogging, the blogging world and myself in the process. I still find it interesting that so few people comment and connect but do come to read. The giveaway that I am referring to above, entered by a simple comment on the blog telling me why you came and what made you keep coming back, will be open until the (she randomly picks a date!) September 15th so be brave and find something to say!
At this point I will just say that I will continue to blog, work on my My Focus & The Next Act. I will see you on the flip side of a year but I won’t commit to when you will see me although definitely I will post on the 15th of the month to make the draw for the giveaway. Thanks so much for coming along on my year long journey.