- Finish making more raised beds. I’ve got three built, now it’s time to place them, fill them and plant them. They all cost a pittance, too, because we got the lumber from the nearly dead cart.
- Make a bunch of tshirts. Hum. I started. They didn’t go so well. I’ll do more.
- Drop the engine in the bus. Check out the photos below. It’s still in pieces, but we’re in the “putting it back together” stage so that’s progress.
- Roll my old 401k over into an IRA. Wow, this has been a giant pain in the butt. I tried to open an account…and I’m still waiting on that to be approved. Apparently it’s a really busy time of year.
- Begin two more Coursera classes. Done and done.
- Find some new workout to kick my butt. Uh, yeah. It’s this great new workout where I squat for half an hour while scraping forty year old dirt off a transmission, then twist my body sideways to paint the inside of a shelf, then cry for days because my back hurts.
February goals are pretty easy to name…not so easy to do. If I can survive the first two weeks, I’m probably going to spend the next two lounging on a bed of pillows while someone feeds me grapes (or…fermented grapes).
- We have visitors coming. On February 1.
- Two batches of wine need to be bottled. On February 3.
- Put the bus back together. Get it running. Like, yesterday.
- Go camping in the bus. On February 6.
- Dirt needs to be acquired and plants need to be planted. ASAP.
- Start picking up more of the housework, as Kyle is taking a large classload this spring and has already been working sun-up to sun-down between his full time job and advanced engineering courses.
- Just to add something fun – camping is fun, but it feels stressful right now because our camper is immobile – Charleston Food Truck Festival! There’s a food truck I keep meaning to try out and I can never seem to coincide with its location. Time to do the thing.
If you can’t tell, I might be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. Does anyone want to come cook for me for a few weeks? Okay, let’s whip through my month in photos. This month began with an awesome visit from friends. First we hiked the Ravenel Bridge (better known as the Cooper River bridge).