Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Busy Busy

 Life has been very busy around here Firstly we sold our dairy farm so had to move stuff from there, then we went to a house auction in town and I liked the house so hubby bid on it and we bought it for a retirement home
Now I am sure we will never live in it because Hubby is a workaholic and loves his life on the land and his animals, but one never knows what life brings
We still have a smallish beef farm where we currently live
Any way the house was filthy and I mean Filthy
Dogs inside and smokers
There was some debate as to whether the walls were white or cream under all that smoke I think you can see it in the photo
We have nearly finished cleaning and it has come up very nicely
Ripped up all the carpet and now hubby is laying ceramic tiles
We will soon have to look for tenants .No smokers or pets!!!
 A little sewing has been managed
My friends and I spent a day making hangers for each bed at our local hospital
Another big job
 And a journal cover for my sisters birthday
I have been visiting blogs too so keeping up with what you are all up to
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14 comments:

shez said...

Boy you sure have been busy,yes i know what you mean about hubby wanting to keep working,my hubby is the same,have a lovely day Illene.xx

Maddy said...

Your life is by no means boring....hoping your next stage in life is adventurous as the last. Congratulations on your move.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Busy lady! Yes, I also know what you mean about your DH. Mine was looking all set to think about retiring but now he has found a new lease of life and is planning to expand his business!

Just Ramblin' said...

You have certainly been working hard!
Glad you had a little free time to spend with friends sewing. Like your journal cover. Don't work too hard! Nola

Maria said...

What a big difference all that scrubbing and cleaning made! It would have been very hard work though! I am exhausted just reading about it lol!

Pauline said...

Moving from one stage of life to another can be stressful. But they can also be exciting, sounds to me like you are enjoying the excitement. I look forward to reading what the next chapter unfolds.

Marilyn C said...

Good luck with your new way of life. We gave up the dairying 12 months ago now and traded the dairy for beef.Hubby still misses the early rising but has also found new interests. I find your blog interesting- keep it up.

Susan said...

rather the stitching day than the cleaning day - but its got to be done...

Terry said...

Busy is good, right? LOL

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, that's a lot going on! Good luck with it all - sounds like that house needed a LOT of cleaning!

Noela said...

You have been busy. What a wonderful job you did in cleaning the house. Came up very well. Lovely to stitch with friends every now and then. Hugs.....

Anthea said...

Wow you've been busy Illene... I don't envy you cleaning the smoker/pets smell... urgh!
Have a lovely weekend

Kaisievic said...

Hi Ilene,

Please come visit my blog at this post - http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/and-winner-is.html

You will read something you like!

hugs, Kaye

FloS said...

Waow ! this new house will keep you busy !!!!
I hope you will post some pictures before and after !!
Florence