One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keeping Letter Writing Alive ~ A Work Week

Remember my girls writing letters?  My 11 year-old wrote 3 letters, and got 3 back.  She also got some bracelets from one of her Aunt's (a brother/sister celebration held in India, sorry for the bad photo).  

I have mailed the last of my postcards for the postcard swap I participated in. 

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We are currently doing an entire inside and outside homestead clean up.  It's long over due, but it's best to get it done this week.  I've been carpet cleaning (cannot wait until we have zero carpet here), dusting, wiping, weeding flower beds, and doing a lot of coughing. 

We've washed up bedding for the camper, took a load to recycling, cleaned up the garage, but there is so much more to do.  Including those light fixtures that keep collecting more dust.  

My bedroom needs a complete overhaul.  When they cut the tile in the bathroom, dust went everywhere, despite the air purifier.  It may take me two days in that room alone, just to get all the dust out.

Our barn roofing is being delivered today, and will be in progress soon.  They are calling for more rain yet this week, so his project is taking priority.

Hubby has many jobs going on this week too - replace the front screen door, tar the wood-stove piping on the roof, replace an electrical outlet we found went bad after the last storm, camper repairs, and a lot more.  And we still need the fencing finished before winter.

Today, I plan to make a batch of homemade ginger-ale, to enjoy after my work is done for the day.  


Michelle said...

You do have a busy day. I use to love writing letters to my friends. Now they just call or text.

Carolyn said...

Busy, busy, busy! Seems like the work is never finished....but if it were, what would we do? Oh yeah, sip some homemade ginger ale! :)

Thanks for the letter writing reminder...I need to get a couple of them out in the next day or two.

Nancy said...

This is also my week to dig into some not-so-favorite cleaning tasks. Must be the cooler weather. :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love writing and getting cards and letters. Truly something worth doing to brighten someone's day...and even at .46¢ it's a bargain!!!
Let's face it we all like getting something in the mail... that doesn't have a bill attached to it.

A all-around clean up must be in the air...that is what we've been doing this week too! :)


Little Homestead In Boise said...

I'm getting into the deep cleaning mode too now that I can wear shoes again and be up. If you have central heat/AC you can put in a clean filter and run just the fan for a few days to suck out some of the dust. I find that really helps. If not, good luck, and ear a dust mask!

Sam I Am...... said...

I have been over here as my back went out...only the 2nd time in 65 years so I'm not complaining but it took me out for a good week!
I'm playing catchup but it sounds like you are REALLY getting things done around the old homestead! Hopefully that will motivate me here! I wish I had you as a next-door neighbor!