Another milestone at Six Little Acres

Considering what our family has been through in the days since Baby Wren was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, November 7, 2017 seemed so far away.

That was the date Ninja Man would retire.

Well, November 7, 2017 came. In between the day of the news (February 15, 2016) and what will now be forever known as Retirement Tuesday, Ninja Man and I have had a difficult path to navigate. In order to help our daughter and her sweet family, we rented our home out so we could afford to build near her at Six Little Acres without debt.

During that time there were too many trips back and forth to count.

It was also during that time we moved from the house to our 5th wheel RV. It was our initial plan when we bought it but we never planned to “need” to live there.

And during that time we renovated what has become home to all of us. Daughter and family are living here with us for now, making us a family of six.

While the “no debt” thing didn’t work out (we had to borrow some funds to get as far as we are), this place, y’all, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Especially for a family who is on the mend from their most difficult 21 months (and counting).

But on November 7, this guy drove up to the RV wearing one of two shirts I made for him to commemorate the big day.

Not being needed back at SLA right away, we stayed the week at camp, seeing friends and doing stuff campers do. Yes, there was food, bonfires, laughter and tears (me).

We headed home the Sunday after Retirement Tuesday. Daughter and family were so excited to see us and even celebrated Ninja Man’s big day with balloons and a banner. I LOVE festive decorations and this made me decide to have a banner of some sort on the porch year round. What? Yep. We are free from our former home’s HOA and I can make one out of anything I want so I’m gonna. By the way, our little princess isn’t in this photo but her mommy, daddy and sweet sister is.

We rested up Sunday and Monday for, well, we had absolutely no schedule whatsoever, so basically we rested up just because we could. For the first time in AGES. No alarms to set. No trips to drive. It’s been a very, very long and stressful 21 months to get to this point.

On Tuesday, this guy (yeah, he loves his shirt) was collecting branches for the fire pit we have yet to build. We are currently using just what we have, but with plans to have a pretty cool one later. One of those fires are ok to roast marshmallows on (grandLittle bait) and the other is we-have-no-clue-what-was-in-that-barrel-so-Heaven-knows-we-aint-cooking-over-it.

There was one little princess who was so excited to see her Poppa Bo. All of our grandLittles love this man so much. It just melts my heart to see them snuggle up to him.

So, after many, many difficult months and thinking it would never happen, we finally left this place where we have made lifelong friends.And this is also the first time we haven’t had to store BoTown, our RV.

I love this door. I love this wreath. I love Six Little Acres.

It’s good, y’all. Really good.

Thanks for stopping by, and God bless.

Kathy Bo

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The bed

Ninja Man and I have purchased a few beds in our 41 years of marriage. While none of them were bought with much enthusiasm (sadly, a bed is a necessity, much like a new toilet seat) I have to say I couldn’t wait for this last one to arrive.

So, here’s the thing. In 41 years we have aged as well as expanded. Yeah. That queen sized bed was replaced with a king over 10 years ago.

In that time, Ninja developed a kicking thing and I developed a menopause thing that, combined, was awful. And by “awful”, I mean absolutely hellacious. I spent many, many nights on the sofa and many irritable days after little sleep due to our combined kicking/menopause syndrome.

When we bought our RV, it came with a king bed that is on a wooden platform. This became a solution- BUT what I found for Six Little Acres is DA BOMB!

It’s two twin beds on a platform.

Oh yes it is.

What’s a platform bed? Well, here’s the video we found and it has storage underneath! Check it out here.

First, we bought only one because I was here by myself for several weeks. It comes in a box, all rolled up in a bundle with the air sucked out. It was pretty cool unwrapping it. The price for two of these was SO much less than any queen or king mattress we’ve ever bought.

I’m not compensated for this- just wanted to share because it’s such a great solution for us.

Now- I have no idea how long these things will last but so far, so good.

And while I’m not ready to do a home tour since we are still unpacking, this is how the bed looks now. I know the pillows are not properly plumped for the blog world, but hey, it is what it is. I still have a room FULL of boxes to unpack. I get a pass, right? Hard to tell it’s not one mattress.

Unless you have a kicker or menopausal crazy lady keeping you awake.

He can kick and I can toss and turn. We are sleeping like a dog in the sun. I know that for sure because here’s my dog. Almost asleep. In the sun.

Oh and here he is in between the mattresses. He likes it there.

While we DO have to push the mattresses back together each morning, we are working on a way to keep them as “one”- meanwhile it’s a good solution for Six Little Acres.

And now I’m gonna take a nap.

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Also please keep Baby Wren in your prayers. She’s on a new cancer therapy and we need this one to be “the cure”.

God bless.

Kathy Bo