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~

Friday, July 5, 2013

When the Kids all Move Out & Other Shocking Moments

This is simply for your entertainment, and the fact I do not have one bit of homesteading news or updates to share.  I will be busy today in the kitchen, but you'll probably hear about that soon enough.  The only really funny news is that Hubby has gone rain barrel crazy.   He's taken "preparedness" to a new level.

He bought a 4th rain barrel, and after he planted a few rose bushes last night in the wet weather, he came inside saying he wants yet another one.  And to think for years I've been asking for just one.  The man has gone wild with these.  We now can save 205 gallons of rain water, and that amount's about to go up. 

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When the kids all move out . . .

. . .I won't find my 9 x 13 glass baking dish "put away" on top of my washing machine (really? eyes rolling, sigh....).

Here's another eye-squinting, nose-wrinkling confusion moment.  I had just put jam in the canning pot, and had walked to my utility room (which has a door across the hallway from a side door to outside).  It was raining pretty good too.  I opened my washer, then went to the basket for clothes.  I could not see out the door from there, when I heard one daughter say "UPS!"  

"It's probably my order from Mountain Rose Herbs," I yell. "Can you get it?"

In a second, the door opens, with both dogs sitting at the door, a box flies in the house and up onto our step into the kitchen, I hear "Delivery!" and the door closes.

I walk into the hall, wide-eyed, and looking at two dogs looking at me wide-eyed, and wondering what just happened.

I go into the kitchen laughing in shock.  

"Did that just really happen?"

Yep. The UPS guy simply opened my door and tossed my box inside and the dogs just sat there.  I think they were as dumbstruck as I was.

I think that story belongs in one of my books I'm writing. Just another reason to keep your doors locked I guess.


nancy said...

Good about the rain barrel. We replaced one that died with a spare we had. We have 2 right now. When we re-do our gutters I'll add 1 or 2 more. That's funny about the dogs. You either get a lot of deliveries or they're pretty mellow!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

i hope it wasn't breakable...
that would have been bad.
We actually got a big storm yesterday, right in the middle of our 4th of July gathering!
I was glad to get the rain.
I've got plenty to share...but getting the pictures on the pc is posting a problem right now.
I'm having to resort to be creative...again! :)

Anonymous said...

Is it polite to say I almost peed my pants laughing at the UPS story?! I can picture the looks on the dogs faces (as well as yours of course) :D
Hugs and enjoy your weekend my friend,
Beth P

Kristina said...

Yes, we got a good laugh about the UPS guy. Ha ha ha!