|First candle sunset I've seen, it was very cool!|
My intention was to post pictures of the past week but due to technical difficulties my SD card is currently at the photo shop hopefully having all the pictures recovered. Those precious moments have all been mysteriously erased from the card! No pictures of the entire family in front of the farmhouse, the grandsons playing on the beach, the sandcastle contest, Daniel winning his "first medal ever"!, lobster dinner, and all that sunshine! I sure hope they can work a small miracle and recover the pictures. Technology....
One thought that crossed my tired mind the other day, while I was wondering why I was so tired was....doing stuff up here seems to take two or three extra steps. Example: laundry. To do a load of laundry I first go upstairs and gather the laundry in the basket, then go into the basement where the washing machine is and load it and come back upstairs to wait and get a few other things done. Once the clothes are washed it is another trip to the basement to put some of the clothes in the dryer and then take the rest up and hang them on the clothesline. After they are dry it is back down the steps into the basement to get them out of the dryer, get the ones off the line, fold everything and then upstairs to put them away. That is about seven or eight sets of stairs just for laundry. Don't even talk to me about mowing the grass. How many calories do you burn doing laundry? Is it worth a glass or two of wine? How about an ice cream? Surely the extra steps are helping me break even on the butter consumption. No?
Since we have so much time on our hands (I crack myself up!) we decided to build a gigantic deck at the cottage this year. TJ has ambitious goals and has been known to overestimate his family's building dedication and capabilities a time or two. "We can knock this thing out in a day or two", he said....a week ago. He forgot to factor the labor force he was dealing with when he made this proclamation. We are nearing completion or at least partial completion but it wasn't easy!
Deck building 101
|What we have been doing instead of sitting on the beach and visiting, at least one of us is smiling....|
|If you build it they will come! Especially if you have chips!|
|One of the "best costume" winners! Stayin' Alive!|