Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Preventing Wedding Hangover

Well, the wedding has come and gone.  Though I'm a bit sad about this fact, just thinking back on the absolute perfection of the day makes me feel all fuzzy inside.  I'm working on a whole page with all the DIY-ed wedding deets so be looking out for that in the next few weeks.

Prior to the wedding I was aware of a phenomenon known as the wedding hangover.  You know, you spend months thinking exclusively about the big day, fretting over this and that, creating decor, sending out invites, planning logistics, and possibly even dreaming about it, which all leads up to a huge culminating mind-overload of awesomeness.

But then it's done.  (For us it was done a bit quicker because we didn't go on a legit honeymoon, and instead spent two days at a little cabin on Bainbridge Island.)  People who came into town go home, gifts are opened, the leftover food is consumed and you're left to just reminisce about how awesome it all was.  And you get a little blue about it.  Your mind all of a sudden has extra room to think about things not related to the wedding and you go back to your disaster of a house (because you were too busy to clean during the days leading up to the wedding,) and reality hits like a ton of bricks.

Luckily, the bricks weren't so heavy for us since we're currently in the throes of moving hour little homestead.  We were sad for about a day or two then we had to get our butts into gear.  In the last week or so, things have been moving and changing.

We got our backyard storage shed delivered:

A second garden box was built (and quickly filled):

(MORE!  I need more garden boxes!!!)

The bat box was put up:

(It was really scary getting it up there because it was SO top heavy.  We almost had to fish Shawn out of the blackberry bushes.)

And we moved just enough stuff over to the new place to host a bonafide kegger to christen the new house.  (Leftover wedding beer :))

Now that the new front door is installed and all the locks are changed, we can really start moving stuff over... as soon as we build a chicken coop.  (Sigh.)  We just picked up some grape stake fencing that we may possibly use to build the coop and are deciding whether we want to move the old run from our current place to the new one or just start from scratch and build another.  We've been looking at coop plans for several weeks now and are getting to the point where we really need to start building if the ladies are coming with us.  It's going to be a pain, the hubs and I will fight (a lot) and it'll get expensive.  But at least we know that going into it.  We just gotta do it.  Oh, and we had another epic flood in the current coop, so we know for a fact that we will consider heavy rain and flood prevention in our new design.

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