Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Friday, April 13, 2007

We’re staying at the property again this weekend. We packed up a trailer-load of garage stuff last night, and Steve is bringing it with him. It’s supposed to rain tonight and possibly turn into SNOW over night – in APRIL! Unbelievable. We’ve had freezing temps most nights for the past week or more. The plants are suffering. The tulips are wilted, the lilies have turned yellow, and the buds on the fruit trees are dying. They say that the fruit trees won’t produce much this year, so it doesn’t look good for our peaches and pears.

Saturday we want to get the trailer of garage stuff unloaded and the water hooked up. Sunday we plan to move the electrical panel & meter. We have to do the electrical work last, because we have to cut the lines to move everything, so we’ll be out of electricity until the power company comes out to reconnect us. We’ve also got to empty out the refrigerators and take everything back to SL, since there won’t be electricity for a few days.