07 October 2006

Goats, Llamas, and Ostriches.

So, we've arrived at a compromise on this land issue. We buy the land, and we sit on it. Until we can afford to build a house, we stick a barn on it.

It's more civilized than camping, and will be our little 'get away' spot.

Plus plenty of exposed joists. . .

Never mind.

Anyway, Jen's checking out this website with barn plans, and there's this little blurb about how they can reconfigure the plans to suit ostriches or llamas or what ever you want.

We decided that we aren't going to buy llamas, ever, and that while I might be amused by owning an ostrich, it wasn't a good idea. So Jen sends me this link to this site about a "fainting" goat breed. . . While I'm frantically googling to find info about Byzantine barns.

She's wierd, but I wouldn't have her any other way.

9 Comments:

Blogger Zero Ponsdorf said...

Learn these words... "Yes Dear", and learn to say them sincerely.

50% of the rest of your married life will be smooth sailing.

"I don't care" is dangerous territory. No matter how many ways you learn to say it, and no matter how positive you mean it... it'll bite you on the ass.

If you guys weren't so hooked on Texas I could find twice the acerage here for half the money.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous nerdasaaurus said...

So where is this land? Did y'all talk to Sherri? She has relatives and connections all over that part of Williamson and Bell counties. She will know somebody who knows somebody.

Ponsdorf is correct about "I don't care". You HAVE to care, even if it isn't in your nature to do so.

That being said, I think you found an excellent wife who will allow you to be the male that you are. But remember that she IS female, and thinks like a female.

The main thing is for the two of you to stay in love...pray together, worship together, and work out the details of your life together. If you think the Army is hard work.....it is NOTHING compared to the work you will do on your relationship with this woman to whom you have committed your life.

You'll make it. You only have another 60-70 years or so. Both of you have a lot going for you. First, you two are still disgustingly in love. Second, you both THINK alike (being Soldiers). Third, you have a common faith and a common identity. Those are 3 STRONG cords in the spiritual rope that bind you. Don't weaken those cords, and all the rest of the details will just happen.

It won't be easy. But it will probably be fun.

Bless y'all.

7:54 AM  
Blogger A Soldier's Girl said...

John already knows "Yes, dear," and uses it well.

He has almost never said he doesn't care, but there are some things that I know he doesn't care about, and I'm okay with that. He really doesn't care what color the walls are, as long as I'm happy. He doesn't much care what the difference between "sand" and "mocha" colors, and that's okay.

He really doesn't care what I wear when we go out, and so...I don't ask him much. I will ask him if my outfit looks okay on me, and he's pretty honest about that.

We've started to work out how to communicate what interests us and doesn't, and what we don't care about.

It's a good thing.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous cMAD said...

A Soldier's grrrl:
John already knows "Yes, dear," and uses it well.

To make your marriage truly blessed, Jen needs to get that commission as officer ... from then on, your marriage will be protected by Article 89 UCMJ.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Just A Decurion said...

I always care. Even if I don't care about the issue in and of itself, I care that Jen gets something that makes her happy.

If that involves looking at paint chips that I can't see a difference between, then so be it.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Tim Covington said...

Let me talk to some friends who are looking at doing somthing close to what you 2 are doing. They have found some interesting information on modular buildings. Also, there are some interesting pre-built (arrives on a semi mostly assembled) one room cabin kits out there. Just turning animals loose on land with a barn is not always a good idea in Texas. Predators (2 legged and 4 legged) could do some nasty things to them.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous nerdasaaaurus said...

I will ask him if my outfit looks okay on me, and he's pretty honest about that.

Just be sure that you never EVER ask him the unanswerable question. The modern version of this is "Do these jeans make my butt look fat?"

5:22 PM  
Anonymous montieth said...

Build a big wooden barn then eventually turn the barn into living space upstairs and then later build the house.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous montieth said...

Oh and...
Sand and Mocha are two SEPARATE COLORS!!?!?


;-)

8:52 AM  

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