Overwhelmed.

It has been awhile since I have posted.  I think it’s because I am feeling a little less “My new house is so fabulous that I will love it no matter what crazy things come up” to “Oh boy.  This house is going to fabulous, but it is going to take a lot of work to get it to where it needs to be.”

Between the end-of-the-school year craziness, picking up extra shifts at work, two kids in baseball, building a larger chicken coop, and dealing with a hail storm that damaged my van, the roof, the plants, my garden and my rose-tinted glasses, well… I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I keep reminding myself that not all of it has to be done at once.  Some day it will be AMAZING.  But it is going to take a lot of time and sweat and money to get there, and we can’t do it all at once.

Enjoying our creepy, dirty basement during the tornado warning this week

Enjoying our creepy, dirty basement during the tornado warning this week

Hail in our backyard

Hail in our backyard

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Yep.  There's my van.  Lance is using the garage for a workshop at the moment, so it was parked out front.

Yep. There’s my van. Lance is using the garage for a workshop at the moment, so it was parked out front.

Ping-pong sized hail was EVERYWHERE

Ping-pong sized hail was EVERYWHERE

Our back yard tonight

Our back yard tonight

Weeds, volunteer perineals, mud, but not much grass.

Weeds, volunteer perineals, mud, but not much grass.

We started scraping the collonades.  Ug.  It's going to be a lot of work getting this house ready to paint.

We started scraping the collonades. Ug. It’s going to be a lot of work getting this house ready to paint.