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Saturday, April 18, 2009

A busy month

We have been so busy that I cant even believe that Kendall has been home for a month already since his layoff! Wow. Life has been nuts. But I must say that I have really thoroughly enjoyed this past month and I think that it has been a huge blessing to our family in so many ways. (As a side note, he is still looking for jobs, one looks possible, but we'll see and keep updated on that.) So here are some of the projects that we have done in the last month:

We have torn out the entire front and side yards, tilled them up and pulled about 6 truck loads of tree roots out. True thing! You would not believe how many roots grow under the ground!! And they are huge! We only went down like 6 inches! Let's just hope we didn't take more than the trees can handle.Look out Paul Bunyan.
We also completely re-organized our food storage and the entire storage room. Then, Kendall built a shelf in the garage to get that cleaned up really well. You can see it here in the picture on the left side at the top. It goes the full length of the garage and is 4 feet deep so it holds A LOT!! He built it so strong and I think I'm married to Superman. I'm amazed at all of his skills and talents.
And no, we don't run in the garage. Kendall is trying to fix this free treadmill for me. Up close:
We have worked on 2 separate garden plots. We have a huge one that my dad has fully fenced. Half is ours and half is theirs. The other one has been started, but isn't quite finished and I don't have a picture of it. It is going to store the vine-like plants like squash and pumpkins and things. This picture is one of my favorites because it is so true-to-life. You have Avri, working hard, and Talmage, standing there looking like he's working, but not doing a thing. His nickname is "The Foreman."
I went through the biggest mound of clothes that the kids have all grown out of and organized them by size and gender so that I can find them when I need them. (They are stored on the new shelf in the garage.) I've also done countless hours of catching up on bills, paperwork, sorting mail, and doing my calling. It has really been nice to have Kendall around so much. I'm going to miss him when he has to go back to work. :)


Ben and Laura said...

Holy crap Melissa! You have put me to shame! Way to go. I'll bet it feels good to have all those things done. You're amazing!

danniellespackman said...

I want Talmage's job! Where do I sign up?

Heather said...

Wow! You guys have been busy! Good job! I'm jealous that you have a yard to work on and a garage to organize! Talk to you soon!

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Three Men and a Janie said...

I loved these posts - your kids are so cute! Talmage is such a cute little man (I think I'm a bit partial to boys around here...) I'll have to show Paul Kendall's shelves. They look great!

Harrisons said...

What amazes me most when I see pictures like the one of your garage that is full of stuff is that only a year ago you had all that stuff in a 2 bedroom apartment!! Amazing!!

argylesocks said...

Having your husband home for a month really does sound nice. Thank you for your always fabulous outlook on life. You are such an example. Good work getting so much accomplished. You inspire me.

Sunny said...

Fun to see all the work you've been doing. Makes me want to get on the band wagon...heaven knows I need to. Where is the garden? On your land? Wow you must have a HUGE backyard. Glad you are making the most of this time!