See... I told you I could eventually post on an actual Monday.
1) Yesterday I performed in one last showing of "A Piece of My Heart"... sort of. Mother Nature interfered at the end of Act 1 and we couldn't finish. Kind of a rough way to end the run, but I'm still glad we did it. The show is and probably always will be a favorite of mine. The subject matter simply is too close to home or my heart or something not to be. If you ever get a chance to see a performance of it, don't pass it up. I wouldn't.
2) Building on point 1... I now get my evenings free again. Time to get my butt in the saddle and ride as well as getting projects worked on at home. I'm thinking lawn mowing tonight with a side of putting up poultry netting in the barn (too many hens ending up in the barn again).
3) Hopefully meeting with and/or talking to a few financial type folks this week to work further details on purchasing the land soon. I have another "angle" on how I can work the deal (all on the up and up, it's just another way that I hadn't thought of to try to obtain financing). Still have some hoops to jump through, most notably with the Township and dividing the one parcel, but I think it's going to all work out in the end.
4) Still have several turkeys up for sale for the holidays. They're getting big too. I also think I'm going to move their water jug outside the coop itself. I think it may be tilted just enough that that part of the coop is staying really wet, making the entrance just icky to walk in, even 10 minutes after I clean it.
5) I'm starting to advertising the Cottage house for sale again. The current tenants are in a lease through August 2012, but they pay on time and are good tenants. And with the mortgage loan assumption, a buyer could save about $40,000 between loan interest and closing costs/fees! Plus I'm willing to help with payments through the end of the current lease with the tenants -- they are good friends so I cut them a deal on their rent... what they pay doesn't QUITE cover the whole monthly payment when you include taxes and insurance. A person could come in and have the house for $500 and not pay any monthly payment out of pocket for almost a full year!! At which point they can move in themselves or rent it again.