Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rock On!

The carport-turn-into-workshop plan is going well.  The base rock - not to be confused with chat *wink* - is being put in on the Clorox-clean dirt. (See previous posts if this sounds silly)

It's slow work. It's a challenge on the back, knees, arms and shoulders. Why? Well, part of the reason is we're not in our 20's, 30's or even 40's. (Did I just admit that?)  And secondly, it was done one shovel load at a time by my honey.

I asked to help, but still feeling badly about the migraine incident, he said he'd rather me just sit upwind and visit with him. Beside, it won't take long. And the chill in the air gives him energy.

"That's a lot of cha...base rock to move, honey. Are you sure I couldn't help somehow?" I asked.

"It's just one load at a time," he smiled and winked.

That's one of our philosophies of Life: One load. One step. One piece. One bite at a time and it will get done and you will get through it.

At the end of the lonnnggg day I fixed him a great dinner, then ran him a hot bath and brought him Advil, extra strength. Tired, cold and sore, but we "gotter done."    
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Andrea said...

I knew I saw work in someone's future, yesterday. Glad it is all going well. I am sure your hubby enjoyed his wonderful dinner.

Blessings, andrea

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Thanks for visiting. I like the one load at a time. We are painting our house 1 partial side at a time when it is not raining. hahaha You have a great blog.


Riet said...

What a great blog you have. I love your pictures and the stories you tell. Lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Deanna said...

Dear Janean,
Hi! It's a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving a sweet comment. Hope you'll visit again.

You have a really nice blog. Think I'll join as a follower. Your list of lovely things is so right on!!!

God bless,
d from homehaven

Donna said...

Wink...you did actually admit it. I remember your hubby telling us that after 40 you start falling apart. We were young so we were amused and thought...not us. Well, (cough, sputter)I am enjoying my last few days in my 40's and Advil has become my friend after days of working in the yard or house. Tell him he was a wise old man at 45 to give us this warning.

Dawn said...

One thing at a time. I keep telling my family that but they still think I should be able to do 10 things at once.

I told hubby if we didn't have gravel in our drive way before the first bad rain I was divorcing him. Well, I let him slide on a technicality 'cause I love him.

He put down "road base", rocks with dirt, that compacts to be used under...roads...with asphalt on top...I don't get the asphalt ...just PATCHES of gravel imbedded in...dirt... which will turn to mud evenutally. Anyway, I'm having a giveaway if you get a chance to come by!

June said...

Janean, I love your blog! I read a couple of your posts and thought, now this is a blog I would like to follow...looks like a fun girl. Esp. after reading that you like cowboys too!!!
That program about Angelman Syndrome was really well done. I loved it, but oh how bad I felt for that young family and the long road ahead. I wish they knew now how wonderful it will be. Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I know how he feels! I just moved wheelbarrels full of mulch that's free from my town. But they only deliver to the curb and I needed it in my backyard. Aleve is my friend! Only nobody made me dinner! I'm sure your husband enjoyed the pampering!


Marie said...

Well, your project is looking good, and take your time. Thanks for stopping by today. J'adore your blog as well. I'm going to add myself as a follower.

Brenda Eason said...

Thanks for coming by. Yes he was nasty looking. Wonder why God made him?
Don't you just love to see projects being done. Im sure now when he works he will thinks of the warm meal and hot bath to come =)

Karen said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm happy to have discovered your blog as a result.

Your blog is beautifully done!

Your carport project looks like a lot of work but sounds like it will be very much worth it when it's finished.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Janean, Thanks for visiting my blog, and I appreciate your kind comments.
I love to fold napkins- do you have any designs to share?
Your blog is beautiful!!!! Count me as one who follows you as we follow the Lord!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That's the way to get through anything, one load at a time. My hubby is in his mid 50's & can run circles around kids half his age at work. Thanks for visiting my tablescape & leaving me a comment.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Let's try this again- I left a message but it didn't seem to go through.
Thank your for visiting and your kind comments.
If you have any folding ideas, share them!
I love your blog- very beautiful and great posts- I've been peeking! Count me as a follower as we follow the Lord!

Whimsical Creations said...

Looks like the project is coming along great. Love one load at a time!! Perfect saying to live by.

Karen said...

Wow! You really have a tranformation going on. Me too. Not adding on.. or filling in, but new floors and basically a new kitchen. The countertops will be changed when I get home from Mexico next week.
I'll keep checking on your progress.
Thanks for visiting me!
Ladybug Creek

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a sweet post. I love how you speak of "your honey". He sounds like a very nice man. ;) Looks like a big project to me.

thank you very much for visiting my blog and wishing my dear mother a happy birthday!

Bill S. said...

I'm sure he found some muscles he didn't realize he had. Treat he good. Great post.

Connie said...

Your pictures are lovely and I am in love with your front door !
Thanks for stopping over at my blog and commenting on the dogl He is a cutie and a good dog, too. He makes the rounds of our neighborhood, stopping at the houses he knows the people and those who especially have treats in a jar. They sure are man's best friend.
I do like your blog.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a very good hubby you have! that's a lot of one-load-at-a-times! Good thing you knew just how to reward him!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Thanks for stopping by. I know all that work can really be hard. I want to put in a patio, but so far the thought of all that work has scared me. I guess I need to just keep telling myself. One shovel at a time.

Gillian said...

Love your bike and your blog.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, that looked like allot of work, but it's done. Congratulations and I hope your husband's headache went away. I love those bicycles with the pumpkins.

tardevil said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just had to come over and tell you a) you don't look old enough to be a grandma, and b) after reading your post, you definitely don't look above your 40's. You should do a post about your beauty secrets! Happy Halloween!

Michelle said...

That sounds like a big project. I really enjoyed looking at your photographs on your blog. You are a great photographer.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi!

Rettabug said...

What a pretty blog! Did you make your hard working hubby paella??? That's what it looks like... its one of my favorite meals but I've never made it myself! Good for you!