Friday, March 23, 2018

Thursday and Friday - Our Last Two Days on the Ranch......

We are down to our last days here......we go home tomorrow but have already made plans to return in just 13 days!

Since I killed my phone, when Louis Dean has to make a run into Waco - I must go with him.
Thursday we were making some headway when he decided to use flashing instead of the tun we had to block off the northern corner between the camper and the room. This area faces due North and needed some extra protection. So off to Waco we went wearing our paint clothes and looking like the working people we are!

I'm loving watching the countryside change with each month.
This was a cotton field last year. Now it's wheat - oats - who knows?

I am yearning with all my being for the walls to go up next to the camper.
But I am doing my dead level best to be patient. 
Louis Dean is working hard and he says his brain is plumb worn out with thinking!
I painted some more wall boards and did all I could do to help things along.
It's a tricky thing to be building a new room right next to the camper and then join them together at the seams. If anyone can do it - it would be my Louis Dean!

This was our sunset on Thursday!

This morning when I woke up, I could hear him already out there working.
Figuring things out is the biggest part of getting it done.

We had our coffee and devotionals and this was our view from inside the room.
When I first saw all the cows they were lined up facing us - even the baby calves.
As soon as I opened the door they started edging away.

Louis Dean has been working on the electrical outlets on the wall he's putting up.
Lots of oops and what was I thinking time later - he's still working on it as I write this at 6:20 Friday evening.

The highlight of the day down here was when they delivered Sherry's new tractor!!!!

Made in Texas!
Brenham, Texas to be exact!

This is one happy lady and Dean says he is in for at least two full years of marital happiness!!

I need to get Sherry this t-shirt!!

Well, Sherry's husband is so happy she has her brand new red tractor!
She's been moving dirt and doing stuff ever since it arrived this afternoon!

She asked me if I wanted to drive it!!!
I said no - but she could take my picture on it.

It has been an exciting day here on the ranch for sure and certain!

While Sherry's been working in the fields, Dean has been cooking in the kitchen.
We are having a celebratory dinner tonight!
He's making his famous ribs along with potato salad.
I made a banana pudding and meant to serve watermelon - but it was no good.
The goats and horses ate it, though.
Sherry had to go to town to buy diesel and picked up another one at Read's Grocery along with some fresh ears of corn to put on the grill.

I am going ahead and posting this journal entry early.
Who knows? I may still get a wall or two up before we go to bed.
I gave such great plans for these walls.
Maybe if I go out there and watch him work - it will happen???


Susie said...

Linda, Love Sherry's new tractor. Love things made right her in America. Praying the walls are going up and looking good. Sounds like it's going to be a good supper for all of you hard working people. Blessings to all, xoxo,love you, Susie

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am home! And will update everyone on my blog. Thank you so much for your prayers!!The country sunset is beautiful! You really look like you are driving the new tractor! And I bet you WILL one of these days, If I know you!

Carole said...

Linda, you look so great on that new beast - and your top matched! Cheers

Terra said...

That is a gorgeous red tractor and you look joyful sitting at the wheel.

Nancy Chan said...

You have so much fun staying in the countryside! You look stunning on the red tractor!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great tractor Linda. Home tomorrow and back in 13 days - that sounds good. Sleep well and drive home safely.

Bluebird49 said...

Wow, time to go home and rest a bit --- maybe for Louis Dean! You'll be busy I know.
I surely wish Dean had time to come help Louis Dean when he gets too tired to think! I know you're encouraging and feeding him ribht, though. You're his cheerleader! You two are so perfect for each other!

Anonymous said...

you guys are working hard!!! You look great on that tractor!!So does sherry!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Slowly but surely you are getting there. It seems the closer we get to something we want, the harder it is to wait. I'm sure your help with the painting will speed things up. That tractor is big! Cute picture of you on it. Not every girl is happy with a gift like that one ! It's Saturday morning here so Im thinking you are headed home. Have a safe trip!

Sandra said...

wow, i would love to be out of town when bob is building or repairing. i fully understand what you are saying here. of course we both know as soon as the room is finished there will be other projects.. life is good. love the tractor and you and her on it

Changes in the wind said...

Brenham, that is where my daughter and son-in-law live now and we are going the second week of April for a visit.

Arlene Grimm said...

I know you are sad to leave...yall have such a good time there.

Deanna Rabe said...

You’re the most adorable person I know! Sherry has made me jealous with her red tractor!! That’s a beauty!

Your patience will pay off! Fear not!

Carla said...

Love the new red tractor. Love the moo cows too. The pasture next to us at the farm has been empty the last few months. I keep waiting for the guy to put the cows back on it. He rotates them around