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Friday, March 27, 2020

Day 5...We are doomed.

Day 5

Today we ate the last can of baked beans.  I ventured out from the bunker to fill our water jugs but found a pile of human corpses floating in our water supply. 

We are doomed.

The days and weeks we have spent down here in the dank and musty bunker are taking their toll on us.  The wife is developing lesions and the babies hair is beginning to fall out.  She keeps grabbing her pacifier and whispering, "My Precious."

OK it's not that bad. 

However, I will admit that I am a little concerned.  The numbers are rising and I still see and hear of a lot of people out and about when they are not supposed to be.
Many folks have to be out there without a choice.

We have plenty of supplies for awhile.  Our county only has 4 confirmed cases of Covid so I was thinking of making a run today to fill the gaps on a few things like bread and eggs.
My thought train was to get out now before it escalates locally.


Yesterday we spent way too much time on the trampoline (that's what my legs are telling me today!)

I finished off half of the garden prep and made a final grade to allow for proper drainage. 

There was an old chain link fence panel that I use as a trellis for peas and morning glories that was, after the garden remodel, was off center so I dug that up and re-centered it according to the new layout.  Same goes for the arbor and entrance gate to the garden.

On the northeast side of my yard I had an old pile of logs and bark from a previous firewood storage/cutting spot.  I burned all of the large pieces that were left and then raked up all of the mostly rotten bark.  It was 75% of the way to making some fine compost.  I wheelbarrowed that into my asparagus bed to serve as mulch and eventually a nice soil additive as it finishes breaking down.

I will re-seed that area and make it into lawn once again.

Today we will bounce some more, that I am sure of and hopefully I will be able to build the rest of my raised beds. 

Stay tuned for more....


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Rolling with it

4 days in - I think I can do this.

The bigger question is...can I go back?

I love waking up and having coffee and watching the sun come up.  No rush to get to work.  No sense of disdain for the work day ahead.

Life just got a whole lot more simple.

Yes, we can go to the store and take care of "essential" business but I have yet to leave this little happy acre.  I am completely happy right where I am at.

Corabella and I are starting to develop a routine.  She wakes up between 7:30 and 8 which gives me ample time to enjoy my early mornings.

We have chocolate milk and good morning hugs.  A few cartoons then breakfast and usually by 9am we are headed outside.  The goal is multipurpose.  First and foremost is to have fun, second is to make some sort of progress on our current projects and third is to burn up some of her endless energy which coincidentally makes it easier for her to take a nap.

Lunch time is around 12-12:30 and then nap time from 1 till whenever she wakes up.

Momma is working from home and after nap time she is done working and then the two of them get to do arts and crafts and we try and sneak in some educational things.

Yesterday we had an early birthday party for her.  I figured we might as well get the good stuff in her hands so we can play with them over the next couple weeks.

Here are some pics of the projects we have been working on and one of Corabella's favorite birthday present.

We are working on a new garden layout with all new raised beds, trellises and fences

My woodshed is full so I had to make some additional storage racks for the firewood I have been cutting.

Corabella's favorite birthday present!

Stay tuned for more updates,