Hello! I hope all of you had a great week.
Our squirrels are gone! The final one was caught just a few days ago, and the loud noises in the attic have stopped also.
We are going to wait a few more days before we repair all the damage though just in case we have a straggler. We did notice that they tried chewing through the roof and they tried chewing on a metal pipe, so we may need to get those repaired as well.
Sadly, Wes' grandma passed away last week, and she had a beautiful service. Many people came and it was a great way to celebrate her life.
Next Friday also marks 6 years since my dad passed away, and we're trying to think of something new to do to celebrate his life. I bought introductory flight lessons awhile back and I'm starting to think that I need to schedule that because I know he would love it if I followed in his footsteps. I'm still a little terrified and intimidated though!
April hasn't been the greatest for spending so far. We have car expenses (the Jeep needed an oil change, transmission flush and license plates renewed), I bought some clothes (for the warmer weather), and I have had a lot of wedding stuff that needed to be paid for.
We need to buy more dirt for our house as well. It's been raining a lot here in St. Louis and we had a lot of ponds form in our front and backyard. We put down over 1,000 pounds of dirt last month and it doesn't look like we even put down a handful!
April has been a super busy month for me so far. I added a new staff writing client, and I'm trying to do as much work as I can right now so that I can enjoy May and June a little bit more. With the nicer weather, my sister moving, a few vacations, the wedding, and so on happening in those two months, I need to finish as much as I can now so that I have more time later for other work.
I know I have time, I just need to get back on schedule and work on time management.
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Working on being more healthy hasn't exactly been going very well. I'm eating better than ever, but I haven't worked out in forever. Lets hope that all changes soon!
The wedding is less than 2 months away. AHHH! Who else wants to scream with me?
We finally received our wedding invitations in the mail the other day. I know, I know. Our wedding is in less than 2 months and I don't even have these out yet. Everyone keeps asking me if theirs was lost in the mail.
Nope, I'm just that lazy.
Luckily, I did send out Save The Dates back in 2013, so everyone already knows what day the wedding is on. My goal is to get the actual invitations done sometime over the weekend. I have horrible handwriting though, so addressing the envelopes will take me awhile to do.
We also need to think of a backup plan for the wedding too, just in case it rains. Our ceremony and reception are entirely outdoors, and if it rains then the road will flood to the property and we will be screwed. Other events have been canceled at the property because of flooding, so I'm not just overreacting…
Watch this video from my Instagram that shows the flooding problem (that water is over a foot deep – the road dips in the middle right where the water is).
I've tried contacting many other wedding venues, but for some reason a lot of them have been pretty snarky about the whole situation. They either get mad that they weren't our first choice (I guess they really don't like the work “backup”), they accuse me of wanting to bring the flood to them (LOL, seriously, that actually happened), and so on. Finding a backup wedding location must not be the norm for St. Louis… But, I guess the snarkiness that I experienced is just how a lot of the wedding industry acts, so I'm not super surprised.
If you were an outdoor bride, did you have a backup plan for your wedding? Please tell me what you did.
Main things that we still need to do include:
- Find a bartender. I tried looking this week and this is actually a lot harder to do than I thought it would be.
- Signage. We want multiple signs for the wedding. We want some for the bar area, directions for the actual property (such as bathrooms, dancing, ceremony, reception, etc.) and then signs so that people can find the location of the property.
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