Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another day of happenings

Columns on the porches--more walls on the cabin and Natalie and Hugh bring camper to ward off intruders.   Another big day!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The End of a Great Day

My precious daughter came calling.  She went right to work with suggesting a wonderful idea for a jack and jill bath and helping me write more scripture on door post.  The teacher in her writes perfect block letters and has perfectly straight lines.  I am sure a 100 years from now when these scriptures are found, they will know a teacher must have lived here.  Louis took us to eat and we had a delightful dinner including different versions of someone's snoring techniques.  What potential Abby has to make a difference in her students lives.  She wants  to help young girls see the benefits of exercise and running.  Maybe even starting a class called  'She Run's".  Girls that don't have sports, but needs to feel  the benefit of physical exercise.  This very well might be a tremendous emotional and physical boost in many young girls lives.  YOU GO, ABBY!   By the way, she will be running a half a marathon next Saturday in Nashville.  This is her 3rd year to run the Music City.

A day when anything goes

---7am -Louis and I left Racquet Club with several ways to enjoy the day.  As we traveled, we decided to head to Mr Hyde's to check on demoltion and to decide what else we wanted to get out of the house we bought that  log cabin was attached too.  Mr. Hyde {who, by the way reminds me of grandaddy Patton, his sons and their wives were busy getting the last of personal items from house. Louis,  went to barn and sawed away at stall doors to hopefully one day put in a barn.  I headed to flower beds and dug a 100 iris bulbs and peonies.  Mean while Rob Hyde called us in to eat lunch with them and then we all headed to barn and unloaded from loft 100 boards of oak, cherry- walnut and maple.  They needed the help and we were glad to help because, well ,they just feel like family.  We headed back to Springland and unloaded and temporarily planted plants . I found a bucket, filled with spring water and made a country arrangement for kitchen.  Company was coming and this would be great way to say welcome.  What a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What a Difference a Day Makes

 What a difference a few hours can make.  I made a quick trip to Springland at lunch to check on Jimmy, who is  erecting  the 200 year old cabin.  It is 23 minutes from office to Springland and if I have a few extra minutes at lunch it is fun to go see progress.  Two logs were placed and some shingles  on roof and some bead board on porch ceilings at lunch time.  At 5:30, when I returned, we had 8 logs, all porches bead boarded and  shingles almost finished.  I mowed til dark and Louis and I said, this was a good day!   

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Moma and chicken

Moma drove out to see us tonight for the first time in a long time.  I think it was for my fried chicken in my new Blue and White platter from England that enticed her to come.  Thanks to my sweet Kate who financed my deal on ebay.  I owe you a platter of chicken, Kate and Jeremy.      It was a delight, tonight to see Mom back to her old self, talking about the Braves and enjoying a meal away from home.  I think Satellite TV at Springland will bring her to us alot.  The Braves are on Satellite more than Cable.  

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunshine and Sunday

 Today at Springland---------  Sunshine, full creeks, foundation for log cabin, john deere, and neighbors stopping by.  Think that life will be full, busy and sweet at our new home.  Ya'll come!