High Plains Settlers
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Follow our High Plains adventures in northwest Kansas as we renovate a 1940's brick church and accompanying one-room schoolhouse!
- Published on Sunday, 26 May 2013
Wow, in the last month we've gotten so much accomplished!
We received rebates on 2 of our brand new appliances. I used the first one to buy all my plants for around the property - outside the dog fence, of course. LOL There are 13 climbing Rose bushes planted along the front fence line, and a Peony planted just out from the...
Dog Fence Is Up - Sort Of...
- Published on Friday, 19 April 2013
Authors:Dog Fence Is Up - Sort Of...
Well, we finally have the chain link fence up around the schoolhouse for the dogs...sort of. Apparently, the guy we hired to do the fences has never done chain link before - and he didn't tell us. :(
The chain link is off the ground by almost a foot in some areas, the cross poles are wavy, due to the posts being...
When It Rains, It Pours!
- Published on Friday, 29 March 2013
Authors:When It Rains, It Pours!
Well, we got our wish - things are finally beginning to get started, and even completed!
For the past week we've had a company out here tearing out dead trees, trimming good ones (only 3 left in the pasture, there were so many dead ones), and bulldozing all of the above plus the burnable trash into a pit he dug out...
We Want It, And We Want It NOW!
- Published on Sunday, 17 March 2013
Authors:We Want It, And We Want It NOW!
We are not patient people. We have a plan. We want it implemented asap. We don't like waiting! LOL
The well man will call the well hole drilling man to give him a time frame as to when he can come out to dig the well. Then, we'll have about 2 weeks and we'll have a well. (GOD, it will be great to take a...
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013
I will never move again. If hubby starts looking at other properties ever again (because this is how it always starts), he'll be told that he can move alone. I'm not going. Anywhere. Ever. Again.
We got the U-Haul on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, got the "attic" packed with the large tubs and then Nici's outdoor cage. The...
Almost Ready to Go!
- Published on Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Authors:Almost Ready to Go!
Sooo much done, and sooo much more to do! But we're almost ready to go! Woohoo!
We bought a 1968 GMC conversion bus. It was built for the Navy and then eventually sold to the public after it wore out its use with the Navy, doing what ever it did (probably picking up and delivering seamen to their respective bases during...
Hurting AAAALLLL Over!
- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013
Authors:Hurting AAAALLLL Over!
OMG! I hate moving! I spent all day packing and I can't find a muscle that doesn't hurt! LOL I have problems with my feet & ankles and after being on them all day, I can't even stand right now. "Ow", doesn't even cover it!
But, I did clear all the walls of everything (I'm one of those people that can't stand...
Finally Closed and Now the Fun Begins!
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2013
Authors:Finally Closed and Now the Fun Begins!
We closed later than expected, and it would've been later but we threatened to cancel the contract if we didn't close. So the new owners signed on the original closing date and then we closed after getting the paperwork here. (They're in South Dakota).
So, now we begin the packing process and finding...
5 Days to Go, and Lots of Plans in the Works!
- Published on Sunday, 20 January 2013
Authors:5 Days to Go, and Lots of Plans in the Works!
Oh boy! Five days to go til closing! Woohoo!
So, the most fun has been planning the move....and all the logistics of doing so. ugh.
We've decided that we'll buy a motorhome to travel out there in, as well as live in it until we get the schoolhouse ready & liveable. Hubby will drive the...
New Year and Still Moving Forward
- Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013
Authors:New Year and Still Moving Forward
We have a closing date of Friday, January 25th, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that all goes smoothly. Even if it falls throughwe have had such great response through the realtor we contracted with that we know there are several people just waiting to hear if itsold or not. A couple of the potential...