So let me fill you in on what's happening around these parts.
I had an emotionally up and down time for a while there, but the end of the cycle saw everything level out. Had to sort out a couple of sticky situations, but now they are sorted out, in the main. What matters is that me, Wildflower, and Husband, are happy and content.
Mon's visual journal - friendship (dedicated to Jenn)
We can see the end of the house build. The kitchen was put in yesterday and the final fix of the plumbing should be done by beginning of next week. (you know you're not Christian when... you ask what day Easter is... ahem)
Our move in date is set for 3-4 weeks. Oh, and the leak seems to have been fixed!
I still don't know whether I can get internet access up there. I would add an exclamation point to that statement but I'm too shocked and anxious to do so.
The guys to fit the satellite were supposed to come last month.... then it rained....now they're just not answering their phones. No idea what's going on.
Unfortunately, because we're so high and far, we have only one company to go with. Obviously that's not ideal....but if they would just ARRIVE!! argh
Money - sigh - not a subject I'm comfortable with, but facts are facts. We've been tight since last July. But it has become tighter still. I'm not complaining though, because we can see hope, and so many can't. By August we should be alright. And if Husband does well with work this tourist season we'll be just fine. But right now things aren't pleasant. And it causes more stress than I like. Husband being the Provider, feels it acutely. I was fairly complacent about money BC, but now with a little one it's not such a comfortable feeling to be cutting so many corners. I haven't bought a book in 3 months I think. shock horror
I've cut my own hair for months so that I can buy some tubes of paint.... I know... crazy.
Mon's visual journal
On that note, creating on a tight budget makes one even more creative. Really. I've had to do more things by hand, or come up with unusual materials or techniques. So I've enjoyed that. But yes, I would like to be able to buy some more supplies now. BUT I am still creating, and finding so much contentment in that.
Our oven works when it wants to... so baking has been on a hiatus. I have frozen blueberries just itching to become muffin-bound.
We're all currently ill with mild colds. No biggie, and the Wildflower was over the worst in 48hrs. Have I told you how much I love Echinacea?
Colds, alternating sunny and drizzly weather, and some lingering Wintry introspection, a couple of dark clouds hovering over us, means that I'm not really feeling the Spring energy.
But the season has arrived. And I have done some decluttering in Spring-like fashion. How I could have anything left to declutter at this stage is amazing. But we were given some clothes for the Wildflower and she has many items she's outgrown, so it's great to be bagging them up for the next baby.
So all in all a little bumpy and anxious, but happy where it matters, and with lots of hope ahead for the other stuff.