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Friday, April 13, 2012

Our New Room

I realized I have not said anything about the new room when I posted the cookie post. When we retired, we bought a small double wide mobile home so we would not owe a lot of money on a house payment, etc. We have heard of too many retired people who have such a high house payment both have to work to pay for it and we did not want to go there.
So, last year, we built a front porch on the MH. This year, we are building a sun room on the back part of it. We have the foundation done and added the sill plate and floor joist so far.
Now, we wait. Why? #1 We are tired and need to rest a bit. Don't want to get sick. #2 We need to do other things that need to be done in life. #3 We are paying for it as we go and have reached our limit of what we set for ourselves that we can pay when the credit card comes due for the month.
Long time ago, we got out of debt and have not paid interest for all these years. We don't want to start now. We can wait. It's hard, but we can wait!

Here are some photos: A good friend helped us figure out what we wanted in a design and drew up the floor plans for us. We had someone else dig and pour the foundation, then we did the finish up work, sill plate and floor joists. We did have help from family (especially one of my brothers) so that helped a lot! I just hesitate putting up photos of other people. :)

5-15 We got the floor done about two weeks ago, but then Steve got sick, and the rains came, so we covered it wth plastic and are waiting again.

Cookie making

We are taking a break from the building to rest and save up more money so I thought I'd bake more cookies for our next round of building.
I am not a 'real good' cook.  Now and then I come up with something different or special. But mostly, I cook just to get by and feed us. I like the sign I saw recently that said, "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house'. Well, I'm not that bad, but .... Being we eat 'diffferent' and I cook for 2 meals at a time and freeze half, it is not that hard to cook for us.
Today, I made cookies. Most times, they don't turn out just right, but are a little hard, not sweet enough, or crumbly. Today, was a 'just right' day! I had to make myself stop eating them, they were so good. The trouble is we still have some left from the last batch, we need to eat, also. I guess we'll have one of each until the old ones are gone.
About a month or more ago, I baked a 4x batch so while we were building on our new room, I would not have to bake. When they did not turn out just right, I was disappointed with all those cookies, but they were good enough to eat. :)

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