My two week vacation went by fast! Family occupied most of my time, so I foresee another (shorter) mini-vacation around the Fourth of July.
Homestead Update: The garden is doing well, even with our triple digits. But it looks like I lost my two cherry trees. I talked to the nursery-woman and she said they probably went into shock. I've been trying to resuscitate them but I think they're goners. At least they're guaranteed, so I'll get my money back. She told me cherry trees are notorious for going shocky. Next year, I'll water them with root stimulator.
I've been taking a little canning workshop the last couple of weekends, and I've learned so much! But I wish I lived near someone who liked to can. I have no one to share the experience with me.
Weird Moment: Over the weekend I stopped by the feed store to pick up feed for the chicks. This other couple was there asking chicken questions and the lady behind the counter didn't have any answers, so I chipped in what I knew. One thing led to another and I invited them back to my place to see our set-up.
While they were there, we started talking about their home and I remarked that it sounded just like the house we almost bought. The more we talked, the more we realized it was the house we almost bought. When the sellers didn't accept our counter offer, we walked.
The house stayed on the market for several more months, and this couple ended up buying it for 20k less than what we offered. I imagine those sellers were kicking themselves for turning us down.
But it all worked out in the end. As gorgeous as that first house was, I like the one we ended up with better. It's more secluded.
Is that not bizarre? What are the chances of meeting the people who bought the house we walked away from? And they live 20 miles away!
Writing update: Didn't get a lot of new writing done, but I did finish all my edits for my current project. I hope to announce some good news on that one soon.
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