12.07.2007

Homework


Sorry for the lack of updates on all things swampy...Treebeard and I have been a tad busy of late. Work has been crazy - lots of programming and natural resource management to do at each of our parks, and then there is our big adventure of starting our house. That's me on the tractor, bush-hogging part of the property where we plan to put the house. Treebeard did most of the mowing today while I limbed and bucked the trees he felled yesterday, but I did take a turn on the tractor to escape the chainsaw for a few minutes.

The wheels are in motion, and it looks like we will eventually have our own place after living in park housing for the past 28 years. Yikes! I'll try to keep you posted on how things are going. Please think good thoughts for us - this is uncharted territory and we are scared to death :)
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6 comments:

Rurality said...

Glad to see you back! I'll be interested to see pics as your house develops. We *still* haven't started ours, but there is progress... we finally sold our old one!

swamp4me said...

rurality,
We are very excited to actually have things started. The past few days have been full of the physical labor of clearing the power line right-of-way. We did it ourselves so that the power company wouldn't come through and take out trees that didn't really need to come down.
Congrats on selling your old house! Hope you get started on your new one soon -- then we can commiserate!

woverman said...

YOU NEED A CONSTRUCTION MANAGER!!!

swamp4me said...

woverman,
;) If you're willing to consult for free, come on down! We'll be getting rock for the driveway soon so be sure to bring your shovel and a rake ;)

BTW, perhaps we could have a boomilever in the backyard...

Floridacracker said...

This is great, exciting news!
Congratulations on this new project!

swamp4me said...

Thanks, FC. We've lived in park housing for very nearly all of Treebeard's career. It will be strange to have our very own place, free of park restrictions...