Scorpions and ELECTRIC!

 

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There is no doubt it is starting to warm up out here and all of the snakes and bugs are out and about. This week started off with a big scorpion scaring the shit out of me. One second I am putting the shop vac in the corner and then the next I am frozen after seeing this big clear scorpion on the floor, not moving. I grabbed a paint can and quickly but gently set it down on top of it (my friends son wants one for a school project). Amazingly, the thing was still alive an hour later. I don’t know how it was possible after loosing its guts. Luckily I was reminded by Kat, we had  spider and scorpion spray in the cabin.  A little spritz and the crunchy 3incher was a goner. So strange to think of it as a bug. It seems so much bigger and beyond bug-hood. Although, from this picture it sure does look like a bug.
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Besides all the scary buggy business, most of the desert plants are blooming right now and it is such a treat to experience their beauty everyday. If the day wasn’t enough, last night we had an amazing orange full moon.

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The homesteader has recently received an extended island.  I added on one more cabinet to the original configuration I started with.  It works a little better for storage and It looks more like an island now, before it looked more like it was trying to be 🙂 I also added bigger casters which raised it up a couple inches, making it much easier to prepare food on.

The closet became an official closet after building the bottom door. Last summer we picked up a huge jewelry organizer at a swap shop. I wanted to try and incorporate it into the closet some how. I ended up attaching it to the back of the closet door. I hinged the the jewelry cabinet onto the wall since it is so big and then attached the door to the jewelry cabinet so you only see the door not the cabinet. When opening the closet door, the jewelry organizer is on the inside back of the door.

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Oh, and I almost forgot to add, we got power on Wednesday! It felt so good to walk around the house and try out all of the lights knowing I wired it and they worked. The on demand hot water heater works great! It is immediately hot! Our mini split works great. The whole cabin cools off evenly, whereas when using other forms of AC’s, it always seems like one room or an area of the home is cooler. Not with the mini split. SO HAPPY!

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