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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Backing Up To Thursday and Moving Forward

Thursday is usually our grocery day but the weather was making me a sleepy gal and I just wasnt up for it so I called Ian and told him just to stay that day and come home on time Friday. It was so warm and then the rain came there was a steam coming off the mountain in the distance. Here are a couple of pictures of what it looked like.


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Thursday night Ian got the old couch out of the house and onto the front porch. He was joking that we are real redneck trash now that we have couches on the front porch.....lol!

I called Karen and we firmed up her coming to get the sectional over the weekend. We would put half in my older truck and half in her nieces truck she was borrowing to get the job done.

Friday morning I got up and went on to the store all by myself. I like to have Shelby and Ian with me, but I didnt want to wait til Friday afternoon when everyone was going to be there. I had to make it back by two o'clock as thats when the new sectional was being delivered.

I made it back with ten minutes to spare...but they didnt pull up til three. They explained to me later that another couple was looking at it in the showroom and they were waiting on them to finish looking at it so they could load it up. They would just have to order their OWN cause that one was MINE! ;) So here are a few pictures of them delivering it. I told them they need to get some of those arm strap things to save their backs. Do you know what I am talking about? Its one of those commercials, you know the kind. They look pretty useful though.


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I did ask if they minded if I took pictures of them working, they didnt mind at all. I told them I kept an online journal and wanted to put them and the new furniture arrival on here.

Five minutes after they left I noticed something. I was freaking out because this is what I saw...



A scrape across the front of the cupholder section!!! It looked torn or something. I called the furniture store right away and they called the delivery men so they could turn around and come right back to see what was the matter.

As I waited for them to come back, I began to scrape at it. It began to come off...it was just paint. There was a scuff on one of the cupholders too...but I managed to scrape that off with my fingernail. I didnt scrape it all off because I wanted them to see what it was when they got there.  When they got back they finished getting the paint off ( it must have scrubbed the doorsill when they were getting it in the door) and took a damp towel to get it off the cup holder. It looked just fine and new when the guy was done fooling with it. I sure was in a panic before though. We paid a lot of money for this and want it to be perfect.


Saturday morning I called Karen early. We were going to try to make the Shanes Rib Shack party they were having that morning. The first hundred people through the door got free ribs and a T shirt that has your number on the back and on the front it said I am a Shaniac. Karen and Tiffany didnt make it until 10:30 and Shanes opened at 11..so we were late...it was packed, but we ordered some lunch and ate anyway. It was still yummmmy BBQ!

After we left we came back home and sat around for just a little while, let the kids go out and feed and play with the animals. Here are a few pictures of Shelby and Tiffany feeding the emus and Shelby got knocked off of that little bale of hay...as Eddie thought he should be king of the mountain...lol. He didnt butt her, he just kept getting closer and closer and she kept backing up til she fell off.

Look on one of the pics at that silly Tip dog running around like a ninny...he he...;)


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After a while I decided we were going to go check out that shooting range not to far from here.

This entry is getting kind of long, so I will continue it on a seperate entry.


justplainbill said...

What a beautiful pice of furniture that sectional is. I really like that color. Glad they and you were able to get the paint off. I really looked like it was ripped or torn to me.
The emus are really growing. The goats and the little horse are cute.
Enjoy the new seting arrangement. Where is the TV. I can just picture you reclining on it. Enjoy, Bill

breakaway1968 said...

Oh man I would have freaked too seeing that!  WHEW right!?  I bet the delivery men were saying "thank god" we dont have to load that back up! lol  The pics were so cute...love that shelby was knocked off by the goat lol  CUTE!  

wwfbison said...

Thank goodness your furniture wasn't torn - it is gorgeous!!!  The one piece looked huge going through the door!  I love the pics, awwww, the emus are getting big!  

bojgill4375 said...

Couch ( I call them sofa lol Kansas talk) is beautiful. Sky looks like Kansas weather. :-) Really cute pictures. Janie

plieck30 said...

I cringed when I saw that picture. So glad it all turned out okay and your new furniture is in place. Cute pictures, Paula

nelishianatl said...

When I saw that mark on the couch I thought you'd have 'em turn right around and come back and get it  I'm so glad to read that it just wiped right off.  You had a busy weekend. I'm glad Shelby didn't get hurt when she fell.  It was kinda funny though.  I loved the pictures but in one of them, the delivery man on the left seemed to be looking at you kinda like he thought you were nuts.  Ya'll know the best eattin' places.  


robinngabster said...

Great sofa!  I want to come lounge out at your house!