This and That

Well, Friday was the big day! 

We signed our paperwork and paid for the Mountain Farmlet.  We were so excited that we wore ourselves out with it all.  We had planned to take ourselves out to dinner, but then didn’t have the energy to go!  But dinner at home was good.  😉

Tucker is getting better!  It is painfully slow progress, but we don’t have to let him out every hour on the hour now.  In fact, we found out on Friday that he can hold it for over three hours now, and that is a milestone.  However, we will be waiting a lot longer for his fur to grow back.  😦

Now begins the hopefully not too long process of prepping this house and selling it.  We considered renting, but in the end we decided we just don’t want the hassle that goes along with being rental owners.


As for the Mountain Farmlet, well we still have one more week to go.  The Octogenarian is having her estate sale and then will be moved out by the 10th.  I was feeling sad for her to have to go, but then she told us she has plans to go traveling over the next year!  I think this is wonderful, and I hope she has a wonderful journey wherever she goes!

In the meantime  I have been busy making cuttings, and potting up plants I want to take with me to the Mountain Farmlet.  Roses, herbs, bulbs and more.  I started the roses by air layering and it is working FAST and FABULOUSLY!  I already have big, fat root callouses growing in under all that sphagnum moss and tinfoil!   I am taking more than one of each item to ensure that I get at least ONE OF EACH ITEM!  😀

Oh yes, and when I am not puttering and such in the gardens, I have been quietly packing and sorting for the moving sale.

So much to do!

And so, back to work I go!



And today is Bob’s Birthday!

So you simply must wish him a Happy Birthday!

little kids blowing out birthday cake by Foxtongue at flickr(I just love this picture!)

43 thoughts on “This and That

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Happy Birthday Bob!
    Now THAT’S a great B’day gift – CONGRATULATIONS (and sending positive vibes; ) to you both!!
    And GOOD for Mom-mom! (May her travels be long and lovely: )
    HUGS to all of you!

  2. Animalcouriers says:

    Happy Birthday Dear Bob – you musn’t let that lovely woman wear you out too quickly, you do realise how much she has planned for you?! Things sounding good Lynda 😀

  3. cecilia says:

    Happy Birthday Bob! Thank goodness you have the day off because Oh My you have a lot to do. Remember to pace yourself, shifting is stressful. How exciting, dying to see the new place! c

  4. Littlesundog says:

    A happy birthday to Bob! My wish for him is to find the perfect deal on a tractor!! I know I keep harping about that, but he REALLY NEEDS ONE!! LOL

    Lynda, I’m so thrilled for the two of you to have the Mountain Farmlet! Keep us updated!

  5. Penny Keach says:

    So happy for you both!! And add my congratulations to Bob on his birthday. You guys are so lucky to have each other, helping make your dreams come true!

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, me too, Patti! I had visions of her moving into some assisted living facility. I’m glad that she will remain active and get out into the world!

  6. victoriaaphotographyictoria says:

    I love that photo too, Lynda.

    I don’t envy you moving house though. So much to do and so little time to do it. I’m lucky in that I’ve moved so often over the years that I’ve cleared a lot out and only have the basics left (for the next move, whenever that it).

    I do so hope your potted cuttings survive. Good idea making sure you’ve got more than one of each (in case one fails).

    • Lynda says:

      Victoria, I once moved five times in one year. It was AWFUL. However, you do tend to whittle down your possessions to the barest of necessities! Thankfully, this is not a rushed endeavor. We can take as long as we like, but we don’t want to take any longer than we must. 😉

  7. chatou11 says:

    Here you are Lynda, the time you were waiting for! Good you can transplant your roses, bulbs etc… I often use air layering for plant and it’s great.
    Happy birthday to Bob with one day late! yes I love the picture too.
    Glad to hear good news concerning Tucker.

  8. shoreacres says:

    Oh, my gosh – I missed Bob’s birthday, too. That’s ok. Tell him it’s my opinion that if we can have the Christmas season and the Easter season, we can have birthday seasons. So, he’s got at least a few more days to celebrate!

    I’m so glad to hear about Tucker, too. Little by little, he’ll come back to himself. And isn’t it wonderful that the octogenarian is going off traveling! I really have the sense that she’s going to be fine. There come times in our life when it really is time to move on to the “next thing”, and blessed are we when we know it. I haven’t sailed for some time, and people will ask, “Don’t you miss it?” I don’t. I’m glad I did it, I enjoyed it at the time, but I have other things I want to do now. That’s just the way of life.

    I hope your weather’s good for all this, and not miserably hot. We’ve moved toward hot, and I’m not liking it one bit. I always forget, from one summer to the next, what it’s like. Moving in hot weather’s no fun – and not good for the plants, either.

    • Lynda says:

      We are on to our “next thing” or, I suppose you could put it that way. I only wish we could have started sooner, and a bit younger. Come to think of it, if the Octogenarian is near to 90 and so spry, then perhaps it is the mountain life that kept her so! If we work hard and enjoy what we do, then perhaps we will actually be adding onto our years!

      As for our weather, it was quite nice today. Tomorrow however will see the return of hot and muggy followed by rain. I am trying to line up repair men and schedule the repairs to our old/new place and that is a juggling act! We can’t even move until all those aforementioned repairs are completed. So I guess we will move when it is time, whenever that is, and hang the weather! Hahaha!

  9. Margaret says:

    Happy Birthday to Bob! many more terrific ones are in store, I’m sure. I am thrilled that things have worked out with the new farmlet. Don’t wear yourself out though. Take a few minutes every day and breathe.

    • Lynda says:

      Funny you should mention that, Margaret. I am always telling others to “just breathe” but often forget to do it myself. Pacing is everything in this adventure.
      Thank you!

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