Busy Day

I have so many irons in the fire right now it makes for a very busy day. I stayed in bed and wrote my letters until Everyone got off to School or work. That way I stay out of their way and don’t interrupt their routine.There is a lot to get three little kids off to Schoo that early in the morning. We all used to go to school to a school that we could walk to. A few kids had to walk two miles and thought it was awful to live that far away now we have two little first graders and they get on a bus at 7:30 in the morning. It takes almost an hour to get to their school and they don’t get home at the end of the day until 4pm. That is an awfully long day for a 7 year old. Progress ??
Anyways as soon as Otis and I had breakfast we went out and cut grass. I won’t let the lawn service cut the grass around the sea grapes because I don’t want that wire slicing at the stocks of the sea grapes so I have to taken my electric grass cutters and trim around the grapes. I did ten. yesterday and hoped to get the last 14 done this morning but my back just couldn’t take it so I got ten more done today. I’ll do the last four and the five blueberries tomorrow morning. I have to do that kind of work in the morning as the afternoons are much to hot to work outside and besides by afternoon my back aches. After we rested a short time we then went to the cottage to work on my Swartz family tree. I have finally gotten to the place where the two lines I have been working on finally meet and I can put it all together onto one tree. But something was wrong and I couldn’t get onto Ancertry.com so instead of just spinning my wheels there Otis and I went over to Becca’s and chopped the onions and peppers for the spaghetti sauce that I needed to make in the afternoon.
After lunch I took the information I have found on the Swartz family tree and put the information on my blog. If you want to see it go to Swartz Family page at the top of this blog. I found seven generations in Germany so now I have the line complete from 1440 to the present with the mothers and fathers. I am still working on the cousins looking for Wilson Swartz but so far I haven’t found him.
At 3 I went back to Becca’s and made the sauce and then Otis as I came home for supper. I tried turning off my Mac and that cured the problem with getting onto Ancestry.com so we went back to the cottage and got everything lined up again so I knew where I am and we did a few more cousins before I got too tired to do any more today. At least I know where I am and tomorrow I can get to work without any problems.
Inbetween these major tasks I made several trips to the cottage with all my new planting things. There are ten grow boxes, perlite, watering cans etc. I found a couple things I forgot to get so ordered those and then found a couple flowers I want to grow. Tomorrow my seeds should be here and the peat pots so I can start some seeds to put in as soon as Patty gets home and we can get the potting soil. I had to order more perlite to lighten up the potting soil for my grow boxes and herb tower. Now I am ready for an early bed and a good night’s sleep. Get rested up and be ready to start all over again tomorrow. Have a good night.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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