Wednesday, October 5, 2022

I Like Thursday #215

 Oh surprise I am writing an I Like Thursday post.  When life feels more in control it is amazing how at peace you can become.  

I managed to get the last burn pile broke down and partially burned.  It started like this:

You can see part of the big burn pile to the left.  I kept working at it and finally got it down to a manageable level.

And I finally got it done.  The pile was about 10 feet tall.  It feels so nice to have it done. 

Life is moving along.  I decided to hire an auction company to take care of the barn.  While there were some things I really wanted to keep, but decided that the best bet was to let it go.  An example was the greenhouse that Jeff had bought me right before he died, but I had to consider how much space it would take up on a truck to move.  I can always buy another one.  Watching some things get loaded up were very bittersweet, but hopefully someone will buy it and love it once again.

These were the two tractors that Jeff was working on.  A John Deere AO, and a John Deere Unstyled A.  

It was amazing watching the auction company go through the barn.  They were very quick and efficient.  They only took what they knew they could sell.  When it was all said and done they took out 3 flat beds of mowers, tractors, 3 full trailers, and 5 what they termed totes which were about 4 foot by 6 foot by 4 foot, heaped full.  

All that remained was a lot of dust and debris.  Now that it is done, I feel very peaceful.  

Before the auctioneers got here I went through Jeff's collectibles.  Toys, knives, hats, puzzles, and pocket watches.

I kept a couple of the tractors, I kept one of the hats for all of the grand kids, they chose via a chat.  

While I am not ready for the upcoming holiday season I did like some of the things I saw at the store.

I thought these skull cupcake pans were kind of cool.  No I didn't buy them, but I did consider it.  

I also thought these buffalo plaid lights were cute.  

LeeAnna's prompt for the week was apples.  I was never much for apple pie, but I found a recipe that made something similar to a Dutch Apple pie, I usually use 3-4 different apples in my pie.  

Every year Jeff and I went to a local apple orchard and bought a variety of apples called Mutsu.  They are not a commercial variety because they are not "pretty" but they are a very good tasting apple.  They are firm and slightly tart like a Granny Smith.  

Life is moving along, and it seems like it is settling into a routine, and also that things are moving forward.  I am grateful that I have a peace and feel like life is not spinning out of control.  

Now head over to LeeAnna's and check out the other I Like Thursday Posts.


  1. I was so glad to see your post! Sounds like you're making really good progress on all the work you have to do on your property. That would definitely bring more peace into your life! I love that the grandkids all wanted Jeff's hats. Those apples you mentioned sound yummy!

  2. Yay for progress and some peace. I am so glad things have settled down for you. Wow - lots of tractors and stuff. There must be so much space now!

  3. Howdy. I'm way behind on blog posts (been gone most of the summer) but I'll read back posts to find out what is going on in your life.

  4. So glad to hear from you! It sounds like you're making progress. It won't be easy but you're getting through it a little bit at a time. Just keep going!

  5. I'm glad you are feeling at peace with all those emotional things going on. You have really been moving forward with so many big tasks. I hope you have pockets of rest in between all that work, too. Hugs.

  6. I'm glad things are progressing. Sending love.... nice memory of time with Jeff... gone too soon... LeeAnna

  7. Hi Colette! I'm so proud of you for getting that huge burn pile gone. Wow - that had to take a lot of time. I can imagine that letting the barn items go to auction was difficult but you'll never forget the wonderful memories. Thankfully, they'll always be with you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Hope everything is going okay for you, Rheema. Miss your posts. How is the house sale coming? Hugs, Julierose

  9. It's exhausting me to see all that you've accomplished over the last few months. I'm sure it was hard to let go of anything that connected you to Jeff, but it looks like you kept the special things. It is very peaceful to let go of things we've held on to for years. I need to go through my stuff again. Moving lessened a lot of it, but there is still too much. Using an auction company sounds like the best thing you could have done. Don't work too hard, sweet lady!

  10. Hey Siouxzq! I hope you’re doing well and taking good care of yourself. My best wishes to you. ❤️

  11. Hi checking in. Always enjoy your posts and hope all is going as you would want it to. Take care now sincerely from me.

  12. As sad as it is to part with so much, I can understand how it would also bring you peace. And that, my friend, is what I wish for you. I hope you have a good week!

  13. December now and just dropping by to tell you I put my hands on the trees on my walk this morning, thought of you and sent you a message of strength.


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