A New Year means new projects for weddings and improvements.

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We're not the kind of folks that jump on the New Year's resolutions band wagon. I'm not knocking your resolutions, or the fact that you might have made a few. In all honesty, my daughter and I have started going to the gym a couple times a week, trying to get there three times a week. We started at the beginning of her holiday break, so I don't really count it as a New Years thing, but it's in the same ballpark, I guess.

My point is, regardless of when you decide to do a thing, the important thing is that you do it, and you follow through. One project we have been wanting to do and haven't gotten done is new flooring in the family kitchen. We have a plan now, flooring picked out, underlayment done, and will be finishing it up soon.

On the Orchard House side, there are a couple of things that need to be done as well. One is the lane that runs back to the back pasture. Ask anyone that had to navigate it last summer. With all of the rain we had, it was a mess. Researched, measured, planned. Road-worthy gravel will be coming as soon as the ground is solid.

We have also been struggling with potties for weddings. You simply can't have 120 people coming in the house to use the half bath every weekend all wedding season long. We have rented portos, but they're ugly and not the most pleasant, despite our efforts to spruce them up with lights, and sided tents, etc. After several ideas have come and gone, we have settled on a great solution. We will be doing our own portable bathroom trailer. Yep, all the sleek and modern comforts of your own home with porcelain flushys, lights, A/C, running water, and mirrors, all mere steps away from your wedding reception. Researched and planned. Purchase of a horse trailer will be happening in the next week or two.

For us, like many people, the struggle is always time and money. It takes both to get things done. If you don't have one, then you will need to use more of the other to reach your goal.

Time waits for no one. Get up, get out there, and get it done.