While on the farm this past weekend, we got the last of the siding scrap cleaned up out of the yard (It is AMAZING how much waste material is produced during the construction proces!), as well as getting the house scoured out in preparation for the flooring contractors. The lights are mostly installed, the cabinets are roughed in, and the trim is going up on the doors and windows. On the exterior, we are just waiting for the rock work on the front, gutters, and the cement pads and porches. We are still looking at a mid-November move-in, but it is very exciting to see the finish work taking place!
As far as non-farm-related news, AdventureDad has failed to improve as we had hoped following his back surgery. A follow-up MRI revealed a piece of disc remaining in the spinal canal. They are trying a 2-week medical-management trial, although it looks like more surgery is likely. Sigh. Poor AdventureDad!
Happier news comes with O's 4th Birthday. We kept it small and family-centric due to the turmoil in our lives right now, but we sure our proud of our little bug and how fast she is growing up. She is such a happy little kid, and both she and M have been such troupers through this crazy process. They take it all in stride and find the adventure and fun in every trip we take. They are such good reminders that although we are so focused on the move and our future at the farm, we also need to enjoy every day life brings us and stop to smell the roses.
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