Saturday, January 16, 2010

some small tidbits . . .

It is good to have internet service again. The last few weeks I have been doing research on providers here in the area, setting up our desktop, and arranging furniture to house the computer. After several calls it came down to one provider and DSL. Our phone company. Come to find out, we had to go with the DSL service with our phone company because NO other company provides service this far out.

On a barn note, there's a rotten egg smell coming from the well water in the barn. No wonder the previous owners put a pond in for drinking water. The smell is foul. I don't think the animals will be affected by the sulfer in it though. However, if the milk starts tasting funny, I'll have to come up with a new plan for water to the barn.

Nolan was driving the ATV/Gator around pulling the other children on sleds behind it. Always trying to look back to see if everyone is OK, he came too close to the propane tank, bumped it with the tire, and KNOCKED it over. That's right, 200 gallons of propane in a bullet-like container dropped right over on it's side! Such a scary ordeal. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the gas works, and no explosion at the new home. When you live in the country and use propane you can either rent, or buy a tank. If you rent one you buy gas only from the company whose tank is on your property. When you buy one, you can decide who you have fill it. The advantage of buying one is comparing prices and having different gas companies fill it. Hopefully with our wood cook stove coming today, it will add enough heat to the house that I won't need to use that much gas.

Since I have a long weekend this weekend we plan to finish putting everything away and I will continue to touch-up some more painting. I also will get the garage and workshop in order so that I can make a few pieces of art that was ordered on my Etsy site.

Looking back over these past two years of renting and now finally landing here in this home, I really can see God's hand in "placing" us here. We looked at so many houses and farms, and none of them seemed to suit our needs. It is nice to finally be at our own place and for it to not only suit our needs, but also exceed what we wanted in a homestead. Ildi and I have spent hours already talking about the possibilities of our lives here and sharing vision for the place. I love things like that.

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