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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vacation!

Bob and I both had last week off from work. We didn't have plans to leave the area, just wanted to enjoy the time and get a few things done. The biggest project was planned for the first Saturday. Bob wanted to get it out of the way so he could enjoy the rest of the week. His barn/woodshop was in need of new shingles.


It was a crazy weather day.  We woke up to thunder and and a downpour and then the sun came out. It was humid and hot, but then we would have a few more sprinkles.
It took all day, but they finished by 5 and the roof looks great!
 


Here's our helpers - daughter Laura, nephew Nick and brother Mark. We sure did appreciate them.  I watched Alaina and fed them all.  :)

The fun part of vacation started Monday.  We decided that Bob and I would plan a few days of fun in our area.  I took Monday and Friday, and he planned Wednesday.  We didn't want to fill the whole week, so left the other days empty.  Neither of us knew what the other had planned, so that was part of the fun.  Tomorrow I'll tell you what we did on Monday.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Now wasn't that sweet of them to pitch in and help...It is kinda scary to see them up on the roof but young gives stable feet....and gave you an excuse to watch Elaina.....Can't wait to hear about your week...

ancient one said...

Start with the hard stuff and get it out of the way... like that idea.. I'll be back to see what else you did... It was great that your younguns' came to help...

Deb said...

Sounds like a fun and productive vacation - the best kind! Enjoy the week ahead!

Terri D. said...

Roofing is a huge job! Great helpers! I can't wait to hear about your Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

linda eller said...

Good to get a project behind you. Bet you had some fun the rest of the week. Happy Monday!

Susan said...

What a great idea to surprise the other one with your selection. Love that idea. It will be fun for us to get to "follow-along" as you share each one. Smart getting the "work" out of the way at first. That's the way I do everything. I always tackle the hardest first and once it is done the other chores are not so difficult.

Cheri said...

I chuckle reading that "I fed them" all non-nonchalant. Boy did you feed them- such yummy treats!! Glad you had such a good week of vacation.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oooohhh, what a neat idea! Can't wait to hear what you guys planned!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Awww, what a great idea! I can't WAIT to hear what you two have been up to! And Laura up on that roof ... that's great. I bet you fed them great too.

Blackberry Lane said...

I know you are happy to have the roof completed. Glad you guys had a great week.

Anita said...

What a good idea to plan your time off so that you could make the most of it. And to get a major task done, too, is icing on the cake.
I envy people who have no fear of height. I don't know that I can stand on the roof! :)
Welcome "back!" :) Looking forward to your stories of what you did.

Kimberly Hoyt said...

I love hearing about staycations! Look forward to finding out what y'all did :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Now that looks dangerous! They deserved feeding!!