Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

It been a busy couple of days around here – between getting ready for Easter and still working on purging, we’ve gotten a lot done.

Luckily, we were able to avert one little issue that could have become a problem at closing.  Our county requires a well and septic inspection for transfer of property, so Tom started calling around to a few inspectors to get an idea of how much it would cost.  After talking to a couple of guys, we found out that the county did not have a record of our well and septic (even though we know it was approved!).

I dug out my records from when we built the house and found the well and septic permits and approvals, and on Friday Tom & I took them over to the County Environmental Department.  We talked to the woman in charge of the inspections, and she already had heard about the problem from one of the inspectors.  She told us that she had looked all over and could not find our records.  As it turns out, about 6 years ago they scanned all the old paper records and shredded the originals . . . well, somehow ours got missed!  She was very happy to see that we still had our copies, so she scanned them so they could be added to the online system.

We should be all set for our inspection now . . . whew!

Back at home, Nicolas and I made our Easter bread, and it turned out really good!


This morning I barely had it frosted before Nick and Tom dug into it for breakfast!  YUM!!


Today I made cookies and fruit salad to take to Tom’s brother’s house for Easter dinner, while Tom and the boys worked outside in the yard.  It was a beautiful day, and Bryce wanted hot dogs on the fire for dinner.  So after all the outside work was done, and I cleaned up the kitchen, Bryce got a fire going in the firepit out back.


We had hot dogs and brats on the fire, and enjoyed the warm spring evening.  Tomorrow after mass, we’ll take a day off from purging and cleaning, and spend the day with Tom’s family.  Then on Monday, we’ll be back at it . . . we just had a phone call from a guy who’s coming Monday evening to get our dining room set.  We’re making progress!!


  1. Glad to hear your making good progress and still having fun while your at it.

    It's about time.

  2. Happy Easter to you and the family. Glad you were able to quickly resolve the issue the septic. Your Easter bread looks delicious. We are taking a break today also, we are both just beat.

  3. Glad to read that things are moving right along for you. It is such an exciting time isn't it. I hope we can meet down the road again one day.

    Ira and Vicky


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