Murdo Girl…Living and learning

They showed up yesterday. I was so excited, I almost ran over and hugged them. They were strange fellows. They didn’t talk much and wouldn’t make eye contact. They got the sewer in and said, “We will be back tomorrow to do the water, if it doesn’t rain.”


Kip stood outside all morning waiting. The temperature was not very comfortable inside.

It didn’t rain until 1:00 pm, today. It didn’t rain hard until 4:00 pm. Kip enlisted the aid of a guy from our church, who knows his stuff as far as plumbing is concerned, and they worked all morning on the house-side of the connections.

Yesterday, however, we also got the satellite service transferred, so we have television and the concrete guy came and cut a couple of feet off the driveway.

wp-image-1906306846jpg.jpgRemember the retail therapy I told you we did on Monday? Well, three bar stools and three counter stools got there today. Kip had to do some assembling. He has assembled so much furniture in the last thirty-seven years, he has collected 38 allen wrenches. They always come in the box with anything that needs put together. We also got the headboard. I had to leave to get back to the RV to walk the dogs, so I didn’t get to see how everything looked when he finished. I’ll take pictures tomorrow.

I unloaded boxes and put things away, today. I still have too much and I don’t like the “too much” look, anymore. Tomorrow, I will decide on what will stay and what will go. I will take pictures before and after and you can help me decide. That will add some fun to it.


We’re still looking forward to the day we can sit by our fire pit on the porch and watch the grass grow. 

We will not get water tomorrow, because it’s supposed to rain again. There is no rain in the forecast for next week. I’m not going to despair, you all. I am sitting, right now, in a perfectly nice motor home with Cyndie sitting beside me. She’s in MY recliner. I’m at my makeshift desk with my laptop. My feet hurt and I’m tired, but on the plus side, I have reached my goal of over 10,000 steps every day for over a week, so I’m getting fresh air and exercise.

Stay tuned for pictures of the decor…



11 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Living and learning

  1. scoper07 May 4, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Well, it’s a start MG. Unfortunately it’s baby steps. You are getting close though. Can’t wait to see the grass grow!!!


    • Mary Francis McNinch May 5, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Oh wait! We’re not going to have much grass 07. I’m anxious to get back to writing about queens and Murdo…and Lavs and other fun stuff. Hope you’re doing well.


  2. sanjuan831 May 3, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Wow. You two are super patient and adaptable. I too am ready to vote and a registered member of the Minimalist Party.


    • Mary Francis McNinch May 5, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Really, Lav? The first vote will be on the ledge. The kitchen ledge. Not the one I’m about to jump from.


  3. countrygirl57 May 3, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    So glad at least the sewer is done. Do you feel like you’re doing that dance – one step forward, two steps back!? I know I would! I think you have handled everything so great!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Sent from my iPhone



    • Mary Francis McNinch May 5, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      You don’t see me at my worst, dear friend, but that’s a good thing. 🙂


  4. lifelessons May 3, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    We will not get water tomorrow, because it’s supposed to rain again. Now if that isn’t a contradictory statement, I don’t know what is. Ha. Ready to vote on what stays and what gets thrown away! Need to do the same at my house but less threatening tossing your stuff!!!

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