Little House on the Bayou

Haven’t been cooking much lately…my bad.  😦  I am exhausted.

I’ve been thinking that I should explain my lack of interesting things to eat to those of you who actually keep coming back to see what’s been bubbling in the oven or on the stove!  🙂  Thanks for that, by the way!

A couple of months ago, Hubby thought we should make the switch from apartment renting to house renting.  I (aka Personal Assistant Girl Friday who also happens to cook him yummy stuff to eat) was tasked to see if such a thing could happen.

After investigation, the outlook was pretty dismal.

We had a reassessment moment…listed the pros and cons of renting v owning…and decided that we needed to build a house.

I have three acres of land in a fairly rural community on a little bayou just south of  Houston that my parents gave me when I married Hubby.  So, being long on labor and short on cash,  we are clearing the first by hand…

This is how it looked when we started.  Scary, right? I think Bigfoot is lurking in there somewhere.  😛

My boys are working SO hard!

Even my parents, in their 70s and 80s are helping out!  😀

After a couple of weeks, the pile of stuff we’ve pulled out seems enormous!

As of today, we’ve accumulated such a large brush pile that we had to have it removed!  With a front end loader.  😛

Really, it’s pretty amazing how different it already looks.

They took away 4 trailers of brush on Saturday.  They’re coming back for the rest on Monday!

So, for the moment, posts will we fewer.  I hope to make up for the lack of quantity by the bounty of quality.  😀

And then, I will have a kitchen with actual windows and sunlight!!!  I might even be able to post pics of my food looking as appetizing as I keep telling you it is.  😛

And as a bonus, because it rained this week (so I got to take a day off), I will post actual food.    🙂


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LC Aggie Sith
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 03:19:33


    I’m glad to see you are better, and so happy to hear the news!


    • Nomstress
      Feb 01, 2012 @ 01:13:39

      I think all of the dirt made the cold last longer than it should have! 😛

      We are SO going to have to have a house worming/breaking in weekend party! I know you rock with a hammer and nails. 🙂 AND in the interior decor department…I am challenged, and you are a goddess!!!


  2. The Queen
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 13:05:13

    That is very exciting news! I can’t even fathom the amount of work… but am excited for you!
    Good luck and keep us posted!


    • Nomstress
      Feb 01, 2012 @ 01:15:09

      My Dad keeps saying it builds character. Meh. I think I’m already a character…

      You’ll have to come down and see the digs when we get some walls and a roof! We can do wine night on the awesome screened porch with bayou views. 🙂


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