Emerging from hibernation

It’s been a very long 18 months. We are finally LIVING in West Virginia. As of 2/15/14, my husband is retired and I’m working just a day or two a week.

After 9 long months of pretending like he’s working on our house, we finally gave the contractor the boot. That’s a story we don’t want o delve into, so let’s just say that we are putting in a few hours daily, renovating the house and trying to bring it up to some sort of livable standard. We cycled to day. It’s the 3rd day in a week that I’ve gotten to do so. Though the trail is still covered with ice and snow, I can get in a few miles before I have to head home again.

Being on the road, in the car for 7-9 hours each weekend was harder on my joints than all my cycling has ever been. My knees are so happy to be back in action 🙂

We had a great week entertaining a few young ladies from Memphis for spring break. To do that, we had to push hard to get the bedrooms sheetrocked and painted and had to get outlets and covers in place. We had thought to have a shower in place, but instead there were 5 ladies in this house for 6 days and only one HUMONGOUS bathtub. There was a line for the facilities, but everyone left happy, having gotten to run daily, take long, peaceful walks, and laugh around the campfire. I’m so thankful for the unseasonably warm weather most of this week.

Well, I hope to be posting more about our idyllic life here on the Greenbrier River Trail this spring. Here is something upcoming in April that might interest some of you:

Great Greenbrier River Race

From what I’ve seen, it’s competitive in a relaxed way and everyone seems to be smiling throughout the race. We hope to be hosting some folks on our property this year.

Gotta go for now. Go make your own breeze and remember; if you’re not having fun, you’re in the wrong gear.


About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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2 Responses to Emerging from hibernation

  1. tootlepedal says:

    I am sorry about your builder problem. I was wondering how you were doing. You seem to be making the best of things and I hope that this continues,

  2. Steve says:

    Glad to see you’re doing well (except for the contracting kerfuffle) and looking forward to hearing about life on the Greenbrier!

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