At the end of every year, I like to reflect back on what has transpired over the last 365 days. Compare now to where I was 10 years ago, and wonder where I’ll be 10 years from now.
It has been an interesting year. We battled radon while trying to sell our house on the mountain, and while in the middle of that found out we were pregnant with #2. We finally got the radon under control, sold the house, and moved into a construction zone in mid April. The construction zone being our new farm house on 15 acres. It has been an experience, project after project, some expected, some unexpected. When we moved in, the kitchen was nothing by bare studs and insulation and a plywood floor. The cabinets were stacked in the family room and boxes filled the living room. Life was difficult to say the least. Slowly but surely, things progressed, projects were completed, boxes were emptied, and things started to come together. We still have plenty of unfinished projects, currently the entry hallway sits half painted with tools scattered around, but that’s nothing compared to what we become accustomed to over the summer.
We lost our beloved Brownford. 12 years together, he was best dog I’ve ever had. He overcame a bad back, seizures, being hit by a car, but heart issues finally took him down. Can’t even say how much I miss that dog!
Our son, ECB, was born at the beginning of December. We battled jaundice for a while, but overall, everything went well. We are still adjusting to live with two kids, but we’re getting there. PKB loves him to death. Seriously, it’s weird, but she couldn’t be happier to be a sister. I don’t know how many mornings I am trying to get us out the door, and she has to go back to give ECB a good-bye hug and kiss. It’s funny, she expects him to call her “sister” instead of by her name.
Now we get ready for 2018 – can’t wait to see what the new year has in store.