February 18, 2019

Ok, I want to know who knew that painting over paneling would be so much fun and why you didn't tell me.  Of course I am exaggerating a bit, or a lot.  I usually like painting but this process was arduous and not at all relaxing as painting usually is to me.  First you...

February 10, 2019

I posted some pictures on my last blog post to show the items that we were going to put in the room that I have been working on.  However, a quick trip into Brady to go to the antique store yielded a beautiful table with red chairs and presto chango, our plans were alt...

December 30, 2018

What to do on a cold day in Hext, Texas?  Make it snow inside the house...We began working on the second room and decided the popcorn ceiling had to go.  Several hours of scraping sent white bits down through the air and it looked like it was snowing inside.  Nasty car...

December 26, 2018

What to do on a cold and rainy day at the ranch?  I know, draw a logo.  A Phrog and Munkey logo.  Honest opinions welcome...and go!

December 26, 2018

We spent a very quiet Christmas at the ranch this year.  We spent Saturday evening celebrating an early Christmas with family and friends.  We are blessed to be surrounded with love and friendship and joyful to be given the opportunity to laugh, hug and share with so m...

October 29, 2018

We closed on the land and have started working on the main house.  We cleaned up the outside, mowed the yard and picked up all of the items that were left by the previous owner.  I now have a new riding mower and a second house.  Great times to come.  

July 27, 2018

We have a tentative closing date of August 1st.  However, the title search turned up a small problem and it looks like we will be delayed for a bit.  I know this is where we are supposed to be so I will be patient and understand that things are not in my control.  Phro...

May 16, 2018

We are in negotiations for a piece of land in Hext Texas.  Right at the edge of the hill country. If all goes well we will close on August 1st.  Three months and we will be land owners, then we begin the retreat building.  

May 3, 2018

We were given an opportunity to go look at some land in Hext, Texas and we took it.  We liked the land and hopefully part of the property will be ours soon.  The land is adjacent to the property that my parents own and we are in contract negotiations with the owner.  T...

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