As we start a new week, I can not help but look back over the past one. Actually, I am still tired from it and plan to recuperate this week!
August is a big month in our family with 4 birthdays (with 12 mths in the year, you would think things could be spaced a bit better) and our anniversary. To complete the festivities, our 22 yr. old son was visiting for the whole week to help us celebrate! Not all birthdays fell last week, but you sure would think they had with all the fun we had.
Vineyard work is, for all practical purposes, finished until harvest - YEAH! Spraying for leaf hoppers and discing the weeds in the circle were completed. Now, we will continue to check the brix (the sugar content is measured in brix) of the grapes and at the right time they will be harvested. The desired bricks value is normally determined by the winery to whom the grapes are contracted with.
The wood for the framing of the house will be delivered on Wednesday and it will be exciting to get started on the walls! Once the first floor is completed, our plan is to stucco the entire exterior. Until then, we will paint the basement exterior to prevent any breakdown of the ICF walls. I will be buying the paint and hopefully start painting this week.
Maybe there will not be recuperation time after all. Well, adrenaline, excitement and coffee always get me through! Maybe I should put coffee first 🙂