Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Monday, May 21, 2007

We spent the weekend at the property and finished planting the garden. Emily came out Saturday and stayed till Sunday. She put the decking on the deck for us and helped with the garden. A few things have begun to sprout from what was planted last weekend. Our challenge now is to keep enough water on it. Emily had so much fun working with us that she asked if she could come back next weekend. We said “Heck yeah!” We hope she’ll come up often this summer to help us with the garden and other projects.

We’re trying to get things organized in the trailer, but we’re bringing stuff out there quicker than we can put it away. We moved the futon, so we have a decent bed to sleep on. We spent over $700 at Lowe’s on decking, faucets, closet racking, plumbing, towel bars, and a bunch of other stuff.

We’re having some friends out to the property for a cookout this Sunday. Steve is even thinking about setting up a screen on the outside of the trailer and having a ‘drive-in’ movie.

We’ll probably spend a couple of nights at the property this week, and then we’ll be there all weekend. We have a phone in the trailer now, so we’re more likely to hear it if anybody calls.