Pete n Holly's World

Pete n Holly's World
Thank you Karl! Click the above picture to see his work!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

3/9/10 - 3/21/10

The past two weeks went quickly as we enjoyed a weekend
visit from AZ nieces and their mom and we have also been
doing needed work at Holly's "Blue Haven" cabin,
preparing it for sale. The work has taken longer
than expected as the flu has hit our area
and Holly had been its recent victim.
The weather has warmed a bit and blue
skies have made for picture perfect days.

Our Current skies included

For the past 18 months Pete has been volunteering
each week to remodel the local Community Center.
On 3-20 there was a "St. Paddy's" Fund Raising Dinner
to celebrate its grand opening. Holly volunteered to help
at the entry door writing out name tags. Too bad she had a
mental block and couldn't remember many
of our neighbors names, many of whom she has
known for 12 years.... maybe it was the cold tablets?
We had a good time!! and over $5500 was raised.

Holly helping out @ Community Fund Raiser

The new "Community Center"

Just a short post to keep ya updated.
Our next post should have pix of "Blue Haven",
as many have asked
to see the completed project
that began in 2005.
It's looking great and we will be
sad to say goodbye!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

2/15 - 3/7/2010

Howdie Ya'll,
It has been a busy few weeks with wet, foggy, sleeting weather to boot.
We are both excited because we have decided to relocate to North Dakota, (yes, we know how cold it can get). Pete has 5 months work already scheduled and there is a carpenter / Contractor shortage in that area due to the recent oil boom and resulting housing shortage. CA home building hit the wall about two years ago with no resurgence in sight so we figure we will make a go of it there and see what God has planned for us.
We put our house on the "For Sale" block and have been moving at lightning speed to have it ready for showing. So far 2 buyers have been through. We also have been working on the Bailey Meadows Cabin to prepare it for sale. We have FINALLY completed sanding the floors and sealing them, (Pix will be on next post), and painting, replacing doors, completing siding, etc, etc, etc...
Now we are deciding what to sell, give away, or take with us as we plan to load up the modern covered wagons head to the northern plains. (Tatonka anyone??)

Many of you may be wondering what Holly thinks about all this. Mostly she think......" We are headed where?" She looked up the town of Williston to see what there might be to see. Well there wasn't much to see. Miles and miles of flat. She looked for a tree, but there was not a tree to found. She thinks it will be impossible to get lost. She will be digging up some of the Cedar saplings from the mountain and packing them into the covered wagon. Pete assures her that it is a hunter's dream. She thinks to herself.." but I am not a hunter, I like to chase the birds away." Then there is the weather. She heard that someone's niece lives there, and just for fun they boiled some water, walked outside and threw it into the air. It froze before it hit the ground. Ahh good times. But all and all it sounds like a good adventure and she likes to see new places and soak in new cultures. She plans to take up cross-country skiing, tree planting, buffalo watching and ice sculpture.