Friday, February 5, 2016

So it turns out

that the neighbors actually did have a new rooster. They apparently have about 5 now. This new one was disrupting things and so it moved to our house.After a talk with the neighbors they have now taken him back and rearranged their roosters so that he is now a part of the group (or they ate one and put some of the others in closed coops so they can't get out.  Go with whichever one makes you the happiest) :)

We have some new chicks arriving in a few weeks because its that time again.  Also, its about time to wake up the greenhouse! One of my favorite times of the year!  I've spent some time rearranging it while the boys were playing in the yard and it is at least somewhat ready for the onslaught of plants and chicks.

Milt trimmed the fruit trees today while I fed the chickens and collected eggs. I've also been working on some quilts for the kids since we have lots of sheet sets, but not a whole lot of twin sized quilts since the twins are still in toddler beds.  I've got them all cut out and now comes the fun part of sewing.

We finally have the inside of the house finished.  After begging the builder for what seemed like months (actually about 2 or so) , he finally showed up and in a few short hours finished what needed to be done.  (There was that trip to the 'lumber store' that took so long the store must have been in Twin Falls, 2 hours away) There is still a small section that needs to be painted, but he shared that the painter just had a new baby. So knowing how long it was going to be to get him here before that, I'm tempted to paint it myself.  This project went fast and slow. It was a bit like that dance. Which one is it? Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.That is how I would describe it anyway. 

Now we just have to wait for the weather to cooperate so that we can have a yard and sprinklers and all that stuff again.  

It will be worth it. It will be worth it. It will be worth it. 

Who knew this process was going to be nearly a year?  We are coming up on 9 months.  Lets not count the time that we spent on all the other stuff like dreaming this thing up :)

We love the addition so far. My only regret is looking at our finances after the fact.

Sorry this update is all over the place.

The girls are both in Charter school now.  They both love it.  Who knew?   Ned is in preschool taught by me. I have 5 other students. 

Things preschool has taught me. There are some really stinky people out there who will take you for all you are worth. Even preschool.  They will promise to pay you for a couple of months and then say it will be such and such a date and then stop showing up just before that date, never to be heard from again no matter how many times you text them.   They will leave owing you money for several months because you didn't push it because of Christmas.  I don't think I'm much of a businesswoman because this has happened to me 2x and then that other lady who had her daughter come 3 times and then promised me she would drop by and pay me for my time (she said she got a new job and couldn't get her daughter to preschool anymore)

So, I'm making somewhere around minimum wage to teach preschool in my home.  That doesn't even count the prep time, and all the months of buying snacks since the parents were claiming  (after Christmas) poverty. I don't know if I'm going to do this again next year.  I don't know if its worth it.  I will teach preschool to the twins. I just don't know if I will have any additional students.  I don't know if its worth it to deal with the parents and the business side.

Well enough whining from me.

The good news about preschool is that Ned is thriving. He loves it. He loves having kids over and learning.  Its a huge positive thing for him. 

The twins are getting bigger and smarter and doing well.  Nolan is mostly potty trained and Quinten is potty trained. Yay.  Good days and bad. Booh.

I'm tired of typing so, perhaps I will try and update again sooner rather than later!