Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 52

This past week ushered in the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. As the year slides toward Winter, I’ve noticed a few of the trees in town beginning to turn. Most of the foliage is still vibrant summer green, but I’ve seen leaves that are beginning to lighten toward yellow. A few bushes don’t have an in-between stage and seem to turn from dark green to brilliant red overnight.

(C) 2021, JJ Shaun
Suddenly changing.

We are still up to our keesters in apples, though most of them are too high up to pick, and they haven’t had the courtesy to drop to the ground yet. I’ve been eating my way through the ones we have been able to reach with our six-foot ladder. I love fruit picked fresh from the tree the best.

Progress on the new home has slowed to a glacial pace. We’ve been waiting on estimates and such from our contractor. Even though we’ve been waiting for information, we still have plenty of work to do on the property. We piled what debris was left into our trash trailer and hauled it away. I was hesitant about the weight we had packed in the trailer because the tires were a tad low, and it looked to me like the bed was sitting lower than usual.

We managed to make it to an air station without blowing a tire. I thought we were close on that account because the tire was getting hotter the more we drove (I made First Reader pull over a couple of times to check it). We both felt relief when we got it inflated to the proper pressure. That’ll teach us to make sure our portable compressor is in the car when we head up the hill.

The view is certainly different this year than last.

(C) 2021, JJ Shaun
Our new view.

We’re in “hurry up and wait” mode for the moment. With autumn in the air, our window of opportunity to get a foundation poured begins to close. Keep your fingers crossed that we get our estimates soon.

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