The progress we made in the last week was a tad bit of two steps forward and one step back, but the next step forward will not take as long as the last ones. Does that make sense? My brother came out and helped us level out our concrete form tubes, and the satisfaction of completing that task was beyond exciting. It took a bit of time getting going, but once we found a rhythm, the three of us knocked it out. It was amazing to see the 2 x 8 x 16s laying level across the tops of them all. If looked like the site of a home. It looked like we knew what we were doing.
Another victory that arose was having the first round of materials delivered to the farm. The order was perfectly complete and I only ordered one item that needed to be exchanged. It was pretty exciting.
The step back? We made the decision to cover or concrete tubes with 2 x 8s across the tops with the tarp over it all. The tarp did not quite cover the tubes to the ground and it has rained since then…a lot. I think we need some new tubes. The ones there are looking a little soggy. The plan is to fill those tubes up this weekend. We. Can. Do. It. The. Concrete. Bags. Are. Heavy.
Keep practicing the art of maintaining a level head. I often get my mind-set on reaching a benchmark goal and then get frustrated when I don’t get that far. Then, I lose sight of the progress that was accomplished through it all. Then, I feel silly when I see all that has really gotten done and realize I did not appreciate it. It’s practice. I will keep practicing. I did pretty good this week.