Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sam and Awyn call me Ranger Mama when I have the uniform on. Here I am at Persimmon Gap, just outside the visitor center. I have no idea why the ocotillo has leaves on it. It's been incredibly dry, and they need water to leaf out. They drop their leaves when it's dry. This one is also blooming, which makes for a pretty picture.
I favor the skirt for working inside a visitor center.
For those of you who know that I've been consumed with sewing dresses, I thought I'd share a picture of the finished dress. It's very green. I was joking as I dropped the dresses off this morning that they were going to be required park ranger uniform formals for the grand re-opening of the visitor center. Yeah right. Anyway, I'm done with the dresses, and I thought it was funny to play with the picture.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
As you will no doubt be able to tell, I'm excited about our new house. After a day of driving 100+ miles of house hunting, there was really only one choice. We liked the mini-McMansion, but it was overpriced for being so close to Walmart and lacking a garage, and also slightly above our preferred price range. We liked the house near the school, and that it was 4 bedrooms and newly remodeled, but thought it would be too much of a shock to be quite so 'in town' after our years of quiet desert living.
This house sits on a lot that is nearly 2 acres, and is out in the country. There is only 1 neighbor on one side; the other three are part of a ranch. It's fully fenced. 3 beds, 2 baths, and slightly less than 1400 square feet. The only downside is that it will be a commute in to town of about 14-16 miles every day for Eric, and for Sam to go to school if I choose to enroll him in the Sulphur school. There's also a school slightly closer in Wynnewood, and I've heard Stratford mentioned as a possibility too. There is a 'bonus' room in the dormer on the second story.
Some of the pictures are older, all of the interior shots are from its original listing back in May 2007.
Ok, so we're not actually getting the horse. Sam and Awyn are convinced the house comes with a horse and two dogs. They are in for a bit of a bad shock, and will probably be mad at us, especially over the dogs. They really liked the dogs. We will have the enclosure to have a horse. Maybe goats. Maybe chickens. Maybe not. I know nothing about keeping livestock. I'm a city girl. Eric's the country boy.