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The beginnings of 2016 review.. Think Spring!

The beginnings of 2016 review..  Think Spring!

Hi ya’ll!  Winter is FINALLY almost over, as per the calendar.  Here is a review on the beginnings of 2016 living on our land…  well, not so much.  More like a full cup of dreaming with a dose of aggravation!

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First freeze-up experience while full time RVing

We are frozen! Well actually are on board water tanks are not frozen nor are any of our lines inside, however our water pump area is frozen. So we successfully kept our water tank unfrozen, but that lovely water is absolutely useless at this moment without the pump.  SERIOUSLY!!  UGGH Continue reading

We Survived The Coldest Night Yet!

Well we can proudly say, we survived our first coldest night full-time RV living! Yay us!
Now when we say it was a cold night, there is no over exaggeration in that statement. Our lows reached -1° with a feel like of -17° Continue reading

Preparing for our coldest night yet

Today is Monday January 4th, and it’s COLD outside.. I stand corrected, today is BITTER COLD! We woke this morning to temperatures that look like this.   Continue reading

Jones Christmas Day Family Fun!

We are taking full advantage of this beautiful day with some well needed sun and outdoor play!

Mason took all his new trucks and tractors to the piles of fill dirt we have on the property.  He felt like the King of the World!!!

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Merry Christmas – Our First Christmas at Country Sky Acres RV Style!

2015/12/img_7056.jpgIt’s 7:30 am Christmas Morning!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE  I’m currently standing outside and the sun is just coming over the mountain.

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Christmas Eve – How to secretly prepare for Christmas in a small place

We have yet been able to find the space nor free time to wrap any gifts.
With our energetic 3 year old, who is nearly impossible to get to take a nap anymore, and refuses to go to bed.
Today is the last day to accomplish it all! It’s CHRISTMAS EVE!! My absolute most favorite holiday of all (well aside from Valentines day which is our anniversary).
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Apples vs. BEER..

We have decided to do an experiment with making an alternative heat exchanger utilizing beer cans.
Our main objective is to offset our electric heating cost.
The size unit were attempting to build needs approximately 270 beer cans, so that is a lot of drinkin’ that needs to take place! And my grand old Hubby here has taking on the challenge willing and ready! ?
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Sheathing & Tyvek

Today, Sunday December 20th seems to be our last day for a while to make any progress as per the weather forecast, we have about a week of rain about to smack us.

We let the boys stay indoors and play, while Jeremy and I closed in the gable end on the addition side and ran more tyvek.2015/12/img_7013.jpg

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What happened.. Who shook the snow globe

Today, Saturday December 19th and lord, someone turn off the Air Conditioner and quit shaking the darn snow globe..
We woke up this morning to a dusting of snow and it’s FREEZING

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