Monday, April 02, 2007

Hard To keep the Ducks in a row

Sure would be nice if I had more time. My time is being spent getting ready to drop out. The system dictates that I work, work, work, and work some more. We are short staffed and over time is there for the taking and I am taking it. What this all means in the long haul is a bigger retirement check every month so I have to go for it. This time next year I will be RETIRED!!!!! or should I say self employed? Work on the homestead has taken a bit of a back seat for the moment, but my eye is still on the prize, behind the scenes activity is going on even if the building boom has slowed.
The week of Easter I am taking a couple of weeks off and using the time to put up a shelter and pasture for the animals so we can stay on the hill bride and all without commuting and without making arrangements to feed the brood. My youngest son has cut fence posts from a stand of Locust trees we have on the flat farm, after splitting there will be over 500, enough for a lot of fence!
This summer will see the place start to take shape. It will start to look and feel like a home and farm. All the extra money I make from the overtime I am banking and will use it on the hill. Debt free is for me, if I can not pay cash I don't buy it.

1 comment:

Kati said...

Sounds like you've got some fabulous plans, Slip. I look forward to seeing pictures of what you achieve, as you get things done. Good luck with the "retirement". I hope it all goes just as planned for ya!