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Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I mentioned that drilling was going to happen at my place when I shared the excavation in this post.

It has begun.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

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Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I had no idea what was coming.

I didn’t know how destructive this process is!  I don’t mind digging in the dirt, but…my, oh my!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I have men folk who can’t be here to enjoy this process, so most of the photos are for them.

Yes, you…Dad, Dan and Chris!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Time out for the beautiful morning view:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The company name for those locals who have asked:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

The water truck, steel pipes, pvc liners and extensions.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Fun gauges on the drill truck.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

That is my one remaining pear tree being sprayed with cobble…a mixture of top soil and clay.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

I hope it can be rescued after this!

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

340 feet deep and we have water.

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
-Robyn Nola

Phlox

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Butterflies can’t see their wings.
They can’t see how truly beautiful they are,
but everyone else can.
People are like that as well.
-Unknown

Phlox

How does one become a butterfly?
You have to want to learn to fly so much that you
Are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
-Unknown

Phlox

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful.
-Unknown

Phlox

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
-Jeffrey Glassberg

 

Hubby and I depend upon a gravity spring for our water.  This year the spring was not enough for the house and the gardens.  So we decided that it was time to put in a well.

We’ve waited.

And waited.

Finally, this week, this happened:

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

There is a stake showing where to drill.  Meanwhile, the excavation had to happen in order to bring in the drilling equipment (not so easy when one lives on the side of a mountain).

Looking down to our driveway (lost one pear, and one apple tree to the excavation):

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Home Sweet Home -Drilling

Here is a photo from Sept. 15, 2011 :

Home Sweet Home...Looking Towards the Mouth of the Kettle River Emptying into the Columbia River

And April 18, 2015:

Home Sweet Home

And this week:

Home Sweet Home

Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Weekend to Retreat and Kitchen Makeover Update

Sisterhood is powerful.  ~Robin Morgan

What a blessing to spend a weekend of spiritual and emotional renewal at a Ladies Retreat!  I was fortunate to spend three days with women from all over my small corner of the world.  We worshipped, laughed, cried, ate, treasure hunted, prayed and more together. 

True…I am biased, but I highly recommend the speaker we were blessed to have for the weekend.  She knows the Word, and she has a love for her spiritual sisters.  And yeah, she has a love for her physical sisters too.  I just happen to be one of them.  Check out Linda Jo Reed’s website.

While I was enjoying a great weekend away, Hubby was working hard to surprise me (I love him!).  He got the kitchen floor finished!

Remember this?:

And this?:

Now it looks like this!:

Fresh, light and no gaps!

I don’t have a large designer kitchen and I don’t need one.  I love my country bumpkin kitchen makeover!

Previous Posts:

Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Makeover – Part 2

Kitchen Makeover – Part 3

More Excuses…but Good Ones

There will be no posts for a time.  Here’s two good excuses:

I’ll be on my way to visit them shortly.

I’ve also taken on a new responsibility and I need a bit of time to get a good routine going.  

Photos – My Home

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. ~George Washington

A lovely September afternoon:

What’s blooming in September:

A closer look at that aster:

What kind of bug is that?

The lovely Winsome miniature rose:

Pink (Are we noticing a pattern here?) Phlox:

The blue jays are lovin’ the acorns:

How is September lookin’ at your place?