Iuka, Mississippi is the Place to Be

2 Nov


Rather than let Boyd have all the fun of digging out rusty, old fuel tanks and moldy, old washing machines, I decided to come down to Iuka and see if I can get my hands greasy, too.  And, sure enough, there appears to be enough work around here for two people to keep occupied for a very long time.

So far my contribution has been to simply make sure there is clean clothing and warm food in the house, not very different from what I normally do in both Sydney and DC.

(oh yeah, I forgot to mention that we are now living in a lovely cabin overlooking the lake rather than living onboard a cold, stripped down old boat…my hubby said that his wife deserved better than that…I knew I loved that guy for a reason.).

Boyd is still messing around with the fuel tank designs, in between ripping apart the kitchen (I know, I know, you think it’s a galley…). We think we have picked both a fridge and stove for Bushranger. 

Interestingly, it was a very good thing that we decided to upgrade the stove/oven.  When Boyd removed the stove/oven yesterday, he discovered the back of it was completely rusted out.  Funny about that; every time we lift something to look under it we discover what a very good idea lifting things is.  

My next job is to measure the existing space in the kitchen and figure out how we want to insert the new fridge and stove. We are going to have to move/change all the cabinets since the new fridge is bigger than the old fridge.  We are also going to replace all the countertops and, probably, the sink.  So, I don’t think we’re going to get bored very soon.

On a different note, I finally got to meet Boyd’s new friends, Sonny and Eileen.  Boyd and I joined Sonny and Eileen on their houseboat for some wine and pizza…and what great wine it was! Sonny’s homemade wines are amazing.  I particularly enjoyed the blueberry wine, although all of the wines were excellent. I love being able to put faces to names that I have been hearing about for the past few months.

As far as I can tell, this part of the country is full of really nice and genuine people. I am so glad I came.

2 Responses to “Iuka, Mississippi is the Place to Be”

  1. jeanne November 3, 2011 at 09:08 #

    Sounds like life is pretty good down there. I would think your two strong bodies and analytical minds will be put to good use over the next month. So glad to hear the cabin is warm and sunny! Enjoy the Mississippi life!

    • The Robinsons November 3, 2011 at 15:14 #

      The leaves are gently tumbling down amoung the trees, the woodpeckers are hopping from branch to branch, and I think I saw a coyote last night….but it is REALLY COLD outside! Not a bad tradeoff.

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