So after a nice time away on holiday, I have seven men at my home today. The outhouse rebuild I had contracted before I left has hardly begun because of the snow while I was away and is of course more extensive and therefore costly than anticipated. My Plumbing problems returned and the excavation below my porch is happening now too. Good thing the contractor was here to remove the lattice go that the other guys could get in and dig. We're waiting for the stone guys now. So without anymore specifics ( because what I have said already is more than enough) I am counting in thousands again.
Life is a roller coaster and I am glad I got off long enough to go to Kenya and appreciate despite all this stuff, how lucky I really am. But for the grace of G-d, I could live here: