Another day

 Today definitely had MORE expecteds than yesterday.  

The day started off with ushering the three off for camp, Anna-Kate telling me she's going to try to remember to miss me (spoiler alert, she didn't think of me all day, she was having so much fun, lol).

Then, a week earlier than expected, our neighbors that we hired to excavate told me that they had time TOMORROW to start our MAJOR barn foundation project. The barn is being lifted, excavated with a new concrete foundation. As a part of this project, the back addition of the barn and cattle lean needs to be removed (the people we have working for us are going to do the best they can at keeping what is not too far gone, but it's mostly in really rough shape). I'm also losing all my elderberries (sob).  Trying to transplant what I can, but they do not like to be transplanted. I had wanted to remove the newish floor in the addition before they knocked it down, so basically today was the day to do that. 

It was MUCH more work than I anticipated.  The hugest deck screws were randomly placed and very hard to find. Once I found them, I needed to clean out the dirt to even unscrew them. Plus they either required a starbit or a phillips, little rhyme or reason as to what went where. I had to take a break to work this afternoon, and that break was MUCH needed. I was back out after dark and finished before bed.  I'm sore, sore, sore. Somehow I single handedly removed 95% of the new floor.  (I left a couple boards because I was and am just done.)

I did have my supervisor keep me company for some of it. He's also a supervisor who delivers water.  He thinks I'm out of my mind crazy for saving all this wood, but I don't care.  I could have a heck of a lot of raised beds with it! Or use it to repair barn flooring in other areas. Or bookshelves!  Okay, probably not bookshelves with it, but something! 

I'm just so glad it's done. It was NOT on my to do list today, but it is on my DONE list, finally!  
And my kids had a fine day and all talk at once once they get home.

I think I'm not the only one who enjoys the reprieve.  (Chickens too).
I'm REALLY hoping tomorrow has less unexpecteds. And I'm also hoping I can move tomorrow. 

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