April mortgage update. Another extra $1,200 went towards the principle for a total of $34,980 left. 2 more years to go at this rate.
April is almost over which means I will do my usual denial through May that summer is here. Then 4 months of 'too hot to do anything' followed by pretending that the weather cools down in October but usually it doesn't cool down until November. I have shade cloth up at the house for my bedroom sliding door and for the little patch of garden that is growing very well since we had an early spring. I have tomatoes, pole beans, and sweet potatoes growing together with sunflowers for shade. Most of them are volunteers from last year. I love low maintenance gardening.
The mobile home still needs some weather protection around the front door and window. Maybe just more caulk and a drip edge above the door will do it. I had better plan a Saturday soon for those chores or else it will be 110F before I know it. I hope to employ my nephew to help me with some improvements on the property next year. I would love a little porch on the mobile home for shade. I have pictured it in my head a thousand times but I have never built a porch and it seems like a daunting task. Maybe with his help I can get it done.
My projects always outnumber my available weekends and energy. I still haven't finished the tie-downs for the barn-shed and had the final inspection yet. Plus, I haven't finished painting. I have plenty to do and in the meantime I am chipping away at the mortgage so that very soon I will have the time and money to do all of these things I've been dreaming about.