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Monday, July 30, 2012

Temperance, Arts and Gifts


Well life here in Carver seems to be adventurous to say the least.  The birds living by our front door have learned to fly and have left the nest. The pictures that I have posted are of them a day before and the day of there new life out side of the nest.

The birds mom and dad were NOT happy that we were stopping to take pictures, but we couldn't help ourselves.

Jerid has been doing well in his summer programs for school and has been growing like a weed.  He has been eating like a teenage boy should, some say most kids his age 13, have a "hollow leg" when it comes to eating (that is where all the food goes) I firmly believe that his "hollow leg" has a hole in it.  When he isn't eating he seems to be sleeping.  It's good to see him grow.


Also there is a picture (taken by Justin Hartley) of our house on a beautiful Saturday morning when a group of bikers came to town.  Though it was loud it was a treat.

 Well on the house news front, we are planning to open up one room, the one that was a medical office, to become a occasional  shop that will be opened one weekend a month starting in August. The name that has been agreed upon is  Temperance, Arts and Gifts.  We will be selling mostly handmade items (knitting, crochet, paintings/prints, quilts, and so on), antiques, up cycled items, my friend Tamara will be the owner of the business and we will be adding thing at our own passe.
All we need to do now is sell the trailer, and get rid of Justin's dad's truck and we will have enough of a  cushion to start looking to get money to replace to roof.  (major leaking issues.)  Because the Historical  Society will NOT help with funding for  fixing the house unless it is a business.  So I guess it will be a business.  Hopefully it works in more then helping with the roof, but will give us a little money in our pockets as well.

I'm planning to start a Facebook Group account for the Temperance, Arts and Gifts shop. To show people what will be featured in that months sale.  I am also thinking of starting a separate blog for it.  That would be updated monthly.  Let me know if you think it a good or bad idea.  Input is so very nice.




Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Been Moving to Carver


Well since it's been about a month and a half since I've last blogged I should say I have moved from Chaska to the little town of Carver, MN.  The house pictured is the place that I moved too. It looks a little different since this picture was taken.  It's been in my S.O.'s family for four generations.  He is the 5th to own and live in it.  There is a lot of history to a home that is older the MN it's self (by two years.) It was built next to the Minnesota River and was a hotel owned by the Strache Family at first, then their oldest daughter got married to Dr. Hartley who would stay at the hotel and open an office there when he was in town.  They inheirted the place after Bertha's parents past away. Then it was the Hartley house since the 1880's.   So we have been going through what is left of the family heirlooms and cleaning, cleaning cleaning.  Also trying to find the funding to replace the roof.  There also has been some major construction to the roads near the place can't be seen from the road, our plan is to open up the first door to the old doctors office to have craft sales and maybe a shop one day.  We just are trying convince the Steamboat Days coordinator to not block our house during the celebration (not to put the beer tent in front of our house.)  So we can participate.  Lot's of plans.

Also we went to Convergence this last weekend.  Lot's of fun as always!  I didn't sell anything at the Art show.  I tried something new and well, it didn't work. I guess it's back to the drawing board.  I did get to see a lot of good panels, and listened to great music , and was lucky enough to that we had friends that were kind enough to share their room at the hotel, Thanks again Beth and Eric! 

I did get a pair of 'Time traveler' hand mitt's done this weekend as well.  I also received a package for my Big Bang Theory Swap on Ravelry yesterday and received word that my package made it there in tact.  Things are good.  

So not many pictures this time, my camera's on the fritz.  Sorry.

Thank you for reading and tata for now.