Dewey still works away from home. Last job was Indiana, now he's in Arkansas for a week or so, then off to west central Illinois for close to 9 months. Life just rolls along same as usual. He was home for a couple of weeks, so we went wild on building the addition here. It ended rather abruptly, with his heading back to work a bit sooner than we were originally told he would be.
Right now, we have walls and a roof on a 16x32 addition. We still have another 16x28 portion to build. The new addition will be the living room space. We will turn the existing great room/kitchen/living room (approx. 32x27) into all dining room. Well, school room and sewing room, but mainly kitchen/dining room area.
We will tear out the back wall, leaving the kitchen counter as an island thru to the new addition. The new area will also house an extension to our master bath by 4ft and a new pantry area of 12x16ft.
And we managed to collect 600 hay bales, in field, over a couple days. I can haul about 130 bales, absolute max, on the trailer. It took a few trips to get it all. Then we had to get it here to unload into the barn loft, and head back out to gather more.
It rained. Finally. And, as usual for our homestead of clay, after so much drought, rain means flood and mush here.
And, finally, for everyone who wonders if my constantly saying we live in the hinterlands on the other side of nowhere, here is the GoogleEarth shot of our homestead area. That blue dot...that's us. follow the road trail, such as it is, 'above' that dot, and that is our only neighbor here. That's it. Lots of mountain nothingness. No roadways, not many horse trails, lots of timber and miles of not much else. Wilderness family. sort of.
Those 'cleared' areas you see...those are feed plots for the local mountain hunt clubs.