Feels Good

Feels good to pay off a loan! We paid off two in the last couple days. Granted we took on one but we are net down one! Woot!

Next month we get back to some serious monthly savings. I bumped up our savings starting next month based on our budget and loans, etc. It will be good to start saving again. Now if we can just quit spending so much extra each month! 🙂

It really does feel really good to have the field paid off.

Selling Cars

Before today, Kris and I owned 4 cars. Today we said goodbye to my minivan. I bought the 2002 Honda Odyssey in 2006 so I could spend more pleasant days at trials and get sometimes 4 dogs and our gear to the trial site. That van went from IN to NY to OR and WA. We took it to CPE Nationals in 2017 down in CA. It was a really great vehicle and I miss parts of it.

It was getting old and quirky. We sold it to a young woman with 3 kids. I hope they get lots more years out of it without too many issues.

Tomorrow we are selling off the Outback. It too has been a good car but I am not as attached to that one as Kris drove it the most. It will remain in the family and now belong to the Leith’s. I hope they too enjoy it and get what they need out of it.

Kris bought a 2013 Ford F150 with 105k miles on it. I really hope he gets at least 7 years out of it! Lol

I have my Acadia which I like very much! It doesn’t have quite the room the van did but it is great otherwise!

Done Adulting

Can I take a break from adulting? Is that possible? Looming bills to pay. Smells from septics. House cleaning and mowing and weeding. Ugh!

I did some grocery shopping today. Took an hour. Then 45 minutes to put ut all away. 

I also watered part of the yard.

And fed Mickey.

Plus I worked 8 hours on a very mentally challenging programming issue.

I’m beat!


Someday my field will be awesome!

But this year will not see that day. I need a heavy rain or some serious watering to compact the sand and mulch, as well as probably some mixing. 

We bought a roller and I watered tonight and then rolled. The watered half was better but the dogs still run into loose footing on tight turns. The weave poles also create divets. I won’t water again until we get the backflow on the irrigation lines because then I can hook into that instead of using softened water. It’s just not worth it.

So we shall play on the dry stuff and see how it goes. I am really wishing i had bought used turf instead for out there. Skip the mulch and sand, save the $6000 and bought turf. Oh well, live and learn I guess.

Field of Troubles

So the mulch was blown in on Monday and the footing was too loose for the dogs and I to run on. So Tuesday we rented a roller to try and compact it.

First I drove the mower straight across the field and it seemed fine. So then we hooked up the roller and I drove across again. Both trips were diagonal across the field. That seemed ok so I started a looping path around the outside. The first turn found me stuck!! So I gave up on towing the roller and began pushing it by hand.

Kris was driving the mower on the diagonal while I was going side to side. He took over the rolling and I hopped on the mower. I made a pass on the diaganol and then tried to line up to go back and forth, forward and in reverse. But I got stuck! So I gave up on the mower and put ut away. 

I took over for Kris and finished the first pass of the whole field and then worked my way back again. Kris ordered a roller online because I think it will be handy to have for a while.

I’m going to try watering the mulch and then roll it a couple more times before we run on it again. It could use a little more compaction.

Really wishing I’d just gotten a large pile of dirt and spread that over the grass. Oh well.