Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trust News

The Leigh Family Trust purchased the Hulvey homestead and 62 acres in the spring of 2006. The Hulvey's had reduced their selling price by substantially in exchange for staying in the home while they built their new one. It was a good deal for everyone. Except for some minor insurance issues, I've left them alone to get their home built. I am definitely a low interference landlady!

The spring trek to Missouri brought me here on April 28th. The next morning, I get a call from the Hulvey's. They have finished their home and will be moved into it on Wednesday. What fantastic timing!

With two phone calls, I have the electricity scheduled to go into our name. We'll be meeting with the Hulvey's today to get the keys and inspect the house.

As it's the end of the school year here, there will be new teacher and coaches arriving over the summer, so I hope to have it rented soon. I actually already have a lead on one potential renter.

Things work out.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

We made the drive from south Texas to south central Missouri on the 28th. It was a good drive, starting at 5:50 AM, ending at about 9:00 PM. We stopped frequently, letting the dogs out of the truck on leashes to stretch their legs and take a comfort break. I offered water to the goats every time we stopped, but they didn't drink anything until 6:00 PM!

The weather was beautiful all the way - sunny and not too windy, thank goodness. A 700 mile trip pulling a trailer requires good weather.

Today was spent unloading the truck and trailer, putting things away, and getting re-oriented to southern Missouri.

After living in south Texas for the early spring, we had become used to 80 degree weather almost every day.

This morning, in Oregon County, Missouri, the low temperature was 31 degrees! It was stunning. The goats were shivering, the bunny built a nest down in the hay in his travel box, and the dogs thought they belonged on the couch rather than outside.

We made a quick run down to Thayer to get plants for the garden. We brought up tomato, parsley, and basil from Texas, but we needed the rest of the plants and seeds for a complete garden. We'll be planting beans, squash, radish, carrots, chard, more herbs, and sunflowers. For right now, the plants are in Lonnie's greenhouse. When we are sure the weather has warmed a bit, they will go in the ground. But... first we have to till all the raised beds.

There's a lot to do!