The Chicken Man and Landscape guys are back! Woot! Woot! Due to the rain yesterday, no work was done. The landscapers are almost done with everything. They have to take down the basketball net, lay the pea gravel and plant three bushes. The coop/run is coming right along too.
The coop will be off the ground.
The girls coop will be off the ground. They will have a walkway to walk up to get into it. I can just see Turbo and Poopy strutting their stuff up the walkway. They will have a nice area underneath to hangout in.
My three blueberry bushes!
Leading to backstairs
The Boy in a Tree
I picked up some chocolate at Trader Joe’s yesterday. I have been craving chocolate while in the hospital and when I get home. I have a lot of hard candy but no chocolate! My Man suggested I stock up on some, so I grabbed a few different kinds. I just hope that I won’t eat it all before I actually make it to the hospital! At short time later….My Man could not help himself and broke out the chocolate last night! As he said, you still have time to go to Trader Joe’s and get more!
Hotel Yorba Landscape Pictures
Stairs are done!
Below is a great story on how important it is to have a good foundation of family and friends surronding you when you have cancer (or any illness for that matter). I can’t begin to tell you how much my My Man and all of my friends and family have helped me. I couldn’t have gotten through all this without them.
I finished up The Wife by Meg Wolitzer and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty recently. The Wife was ok. I liked her book The interesting’s much more. The ending to the Wife was very abrupt. I was like Wait? What? I really thought I had missed something. I flet like she kids got bored writing the thing was like “The hell with it. I’m done.”
I really liked The Husband’s Secret. It posed a few tough “What would you do?” questions that I am still not sure what my answer would be. I really got into the book and finished it in about 3 days. It takes place in Australia, so I had to get use to the comments about Good Friday being the beginning of Fall and some of the slang I didn’t get but overall I it was good. Right now I am reading What Alice Forgot also by Liane Moriarty. I am only 10 pages into the book, so I will let you know if it is as good as The Husband’s Secret.
I am also listening to a book on audio. It is called The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I saw her interviewed on the Today show about her book and thought it sounded good. I think they have a book club and this is the current book they are reading. Shannon is like 24 years old and this is her first book. She has already sold the movie rights and ithe book going to be a series. So far I like what I hear. The story takes place in London in the future. If you are into audio books I recommend this one. The narrator, Alana Kerr, is doing a great job so far. A bad narrator can kill a book for me. I have been known to stop listening all together due to the narrator.
It has been overcast and rainy here in the ATL for the past two days. I fear the weather will slow down the chicken coop/run progress and the rest of the landscaping. Fingers are crossed that it clears up later this morning like it did yesterday. Busy day today. I have financial plans to work on and finish, two conference calls, laundry that needs to be started, need to go to the bank and I really need to go to Trader Joe’s. The Boy’s lunch is looking pretty pathetic!
Reader’s! Have a wonderful day!!
I’m Late! I’m Late! Reader’s! This was supposed to go out yesterday but life got in the way! Sorry!!
Happy Monday Reader’s!
I hope you are all having a good day. The sun is out here in the ATL and it is a beautiful day. I love Fall, it is my favorite season. I love the smell in the air, the leaves falling, wearing hoodies and light jackets, pumpkins and drinking
hot tea wine on a chilly night, on the screened in porch. Oh and football! Love me football on the weekend…as long as my team is winning. I went 1:1 this weekend. RTR!!! Falcons= Fail.
The landscape crew is working on finishing the back steps and started laying the pavers for the new pathway from the pool to the pool equipment. No more gross, splotchy, pee (Timber) stained crab grass. They will be putting gravel between the large pavers.
New pathway in the works
I met the “chicken man”, Matt, today. He, Molly and I reviewed the plans for the coop and I showed him all the wood and tiles we had in the second garage. I think he will be able to use a lot of it plus some of the wood from the play set. He thinks he will be done by the end of the week. That would be perfect. I want to be able to move the girls into their new home and get them settled before I go back into the hospital. I am so excited!
Matt, The Chicken Coop Guy, working
Will they ever be friends?
I hope you are all having a wonderful morning. It was very raining here in the ATL on Saturday. If anyone watched the Georgia Tech game you saw. Poor kids. The sun is out today and I will be doing some cleaning in the garages. We have a huge dumpster at he end of the driveway and we plan to use it! Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Dry Creek Bed
There will be bushes soon!
Drainage problem fixed!
He is licking her?? True Love!!!
Hanging out with Panny
Readers! My Dad and I have come up with and idea to help cancer patients and their caregivers for a competition Target is running. Please check out our idea and vote for it if you like it. Just to warn you, I will be asking everyday!! Please go to the website:
Under the search menu type: Target Cancer
Then scroll down till you find it listed and my name: Shay H. Atlanta, Ga —-That’s me!
Click on it, read about my idea and please vote. The button is at the lower left corner.
Let’s try to win!!!!
Katie C.- I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family everyday. I am praying and sending positive/strong/good/kick ass vibes your way. Stay Strong my Sister!!! LOVE!!!!!
Good Morning Readers!
The fence is done! The fence is done! Guess who is one happy puppy today?! Timber! He got to play ball last night and was so happy. Then this morning he was able to go out and do his business without be on a leash. His morning got even better when My Man took him for a 3 mile run at the park. I think he will be taking a good long nap today.
Back walk way
The landscape crew started placing the steps for front and back steps yesterday. The front ones are 200 pound stones and the back is some kind of wood. The guys built each wooden step in the driveway and then moved the to the back. They are halfway done with the steps.
Front walk way
Next to the stone steps there will be a dry bed river bed thing. I can’t remember what she called it but the picture she showed me look cool. It will help with the drainage problem we have on the side of the house.
I love the front fence gate! I am so happy I picked the arched gate. Only the front part of the fence is the fancy aluminum fencing. The rest is black chain link. Doing that cut the cost in half. It is unreal how expensive fences are. Now when we drive around, I mentally tally up how much the fences I see cost. Unreal! I also love how tall it is. Makes me feel better for the chickens. On Monday they will start building the coop/run. Those girls are going to love their new home! I can’t wait!
I just went on the Old Navy site and bought The Boy next years swimsuits and gym/workout style shorts in larger sizes for next summer. They are on sale. The shorts were only $5.00 a pair! I also bought some tank tops for me. My white ones are now looking a bit gray. They were on sale too! Plus I had 20% and a $5.00 off coupon. If you have kids, go check it out. I am heading to the gym to work out with SK. This will be the first time since cycle 3 has been done. Hope I make!
I will take more pictures of the progress of the yard. Have a wonderful day Readers!!
Good Morning Readers!
Sorry I missed yesterday. I had a pretty busy day yesterday. First Timber had to be taken to the Spa for his “fluff -n- buff”. The poor boy is shedding everywhere. While he was enjoying his day of beauty, I went to Target to grab a few things. One of those things was a Fall wreath for the front porch. I had been wanting to buy it for a week or so and it finally went on sale. Woot! Woot!
When we got home Timber’s new Zombie toy had come in the mail. It was much smaller than I thought it would be. She was a super cute zombie and squeaked! Timber was in love!
And then three minutes later, she was missing her left eye. Ok, so maybe she was too small for my big boy. I fear by the end of today she will in shreds.
Three Minutes Later…
Luckily we got our Bark Box yesterday too.
What is inside?!
Have you ever wondered who clicked on the add’s in your FB news feed? Well, now you know one! I clicked on the Bark Box add about three months ago right after we adopted Timber. It included a coupon and I thought what the heck. I figured that if I knew there would be a goodie box for Timber coming each month, it would keep me from buying him toys and treats. For the most part, it has worked. We have had bought more balls for him. Timber loves to play ball…a lot. We have lost a few over the fence and he ripped one apart. Plus to play ball with him you need at least two balls at a time.
We signed up for the extra-large dog box. Timber is a big boy! Each month you received a box with some kind of toy and three to four types of healthy treats. So far he had liked most of the treats and toys. Last month he got a toy shark that could float and be thrown.
Did not pass the Timber test
Timber has not played with it once. Not sure why. Whenever I have thrown it to him, he would just look at it fall and walk away.
I think this month toy’s looks as though it will last at least a week.
I have been up and in the office since 4:30am. I think I see my self crashing soon. Have a wonderful day Readers!!
Things are happening with Hotel Yorba Landscape Project! The the tree is down, the fence is down and now we have rocks! The landscape crew is taking apart the play set and we are going to hopefully use some of the wood on the coop/run. I am meeting with Molly tomorrow to review and finalize the coop/run plans. The fence crew is here and is beginning to put in the new fence. Timber and I can’t wait till it is all put up!
Old fence gone.
Things are happening!
Part of the new fence.
I am doing well today. However, my teeth/gums are sore today. Hopefully after a few days they will settle down. I hope you are having a wonderful day!
The Love Affair continues…