No, not Christmas...a house!
But, before I get into those pictures I should recap the week since I have been MIA! Thanks to a very moody computer, I can only get online when it wants me to. Most of the past week, it hasn't let me. We've had a couple of inches of rain and some really bad storms, which knocked out power for about 12 hours. Thank goodness for chicken house generators! The storms also blew the port-o-potty over, twice! Talk about a nice surprise for our house builders!
The pool has opened, but thanks to all the rain, it's still too cold to swim! My father in law finally shot the snapping turtle in the pond that he's been after for a while. It was so big, it wouldn't fit in a 5 gallon bucket. No wonder it was eating all of our fish.
I've had 2 flat tires on the lawmower, gotten stuck in a ditch on the 4 wheeler, and have seen a snake, twice. Now I don't know about y'all, but I am terrified of snakes. I was mowing at the chicken houses when I saw it the first time, panic and screaming followed, and I burned rubber all the way home. My father in law and Lance's Aunt Nell had to finish mowing for me. They never saw the snake again. Needless to say, I was a bit leery of mowing up there again, so on Monday, I made Lance do a pre-mowing snake check. It was all clear, so I was feeling a bit better. I was half way done and had stopped to talk to Lance, while he was filling a spray tank up. I started back mowing, turned the corner, poof! There it was!! Where did it come from? Does it hide from everybody but me?? Was it out to get me?? Screaming and panic sets in again, but this time I did not burn rubber because Lance was up there to save me. I parked a safe distance away facing the other direction and closed my eyes. I would've prefered to have been breaking a land speed record on the mower, but I stayed and pointed at the snake for Lance to see (I'm so brave). Of course there was nothing sharp and pointy for Lance to kill it with, so he had to beat it to death with a 2x4. It was a 4 ft long chicken snake, although, if you would've heard me scream, you might've thought it was an anaconda.
My parents are home from Alaska. They survived melting glaciers, volcanic eruptions, bad cell phone signals, eskimo kisses, and no sweet tea. Here's the 1,237, 985 pictures my mom took Alaska Pictures.
And last, but not least, we had a streaker. Now this wasn't just any streaker at 11:00 at night, it was Lance's Uncle Jim. To make a long story short, he locked himself out of his house, and had nothing but an old girl's bicycle to ride over and get a key. My mother in law answered the door, and there stood Jim, barefoot and in his underwear. I would've paid money for a picture.
Now, back to the house!
This is our garage.
Looking from the living room, into our bedroom.
This is where the fireplace and surrounding bookshelves will be in our living room. Behind that is 2 bedrooms, some closets, the hall, and a bathroom.
The kitchen. To the left is the guest bedroom and bathroom.
This will be the view from our back patio! It will look a lot better once we get rid of the burn piles, trash, and mud. (That green stuff is cotton!)
It's hard to tell what things look like in pictures because there's just wood everywhere, but I hope yall have enjoyed the tour anyways! Maybe it will not take me another week to do an update, but it all depends on my computer. If I haven't commented on some of yalls blog posts, its because most of the time, when I click on comment, it says "internet explorer cannot display this page". Now and then, I get lucky and it lets me comment. My computer and I are gonna have words. I may have to take it out behind the wood shed.