Saturday, May 28, 2011

Back in the bacwoods

I've spent the overwhelming majority of the year away from the build site due to end of life issues with my family, but I've returned for a while. Unfortunately due to some abdominal pain that I experienced while I was away, I was told by (useless*) doctors to avoid strenuous activities. *I say useless because though they ruled out the obvious, the appendix, they were unable to give me any idea as to the cause of the pain and fever. Their advice was to avoid strenuous activities and then when I am better to return so that can do some invasive testing that even they admit probably won't tell them anything! Crazy..

So on the build I will be working slowly, but I will be working on it. I have one pier poured, and I will start in a day or two pouring more. I may only get one or two a day done so as to avoid overdoing it, but I will make progress.

In the meantime I will be working on other aspects of the homestead, such as the garden which has not only suffered in my absence, but has been abused by the weather this year as well. I am going to get to planting again tomorrow in hopes of getting something out of it..

All in all I am glad to be back..

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Brief Update

I apologize for the long silence, and I promise to rectify the lack of updates very soon. I have been away from the homestead for quite some time dealing with family matters, including the passing of my grandmother. However I should be back on site again in about 10 days or so, with a new camera so I can document what little progress has been made, and then begin to show the progress which should be upcoming very quickly.

Thanks to all who have been following my journey and I will make that story more interesting soon..