Back to work after our break and we worked until 7:00, cleaned things up a bit and then went to Brenda's for supper. The weather was pretty nice with the sun shining but still a bit cool.
We planned to sleep in the bottom of the barn and rigged up a tent like place where we put the inflatable air mattress. We started up the generator and plugged in the portable heater which didn't work all the that good. After trying to sleep for a while I said, "The front of me is warm but I feel a breeze on my back and I'm cold." Ken said, "Me too, lets sleep in the truck." So we got up, took our pillows and blankets and surprisingly had pretty good night sleep there in the truck.
Saturday we awoke bright and early to a cloudy cold morning. We had blueberry muffins for breakfast which I had made to bring up there.
It got a bit warmer later in the day and the sun even came out again, for a while anyway. Late in the afternoon we did have some snow flurries and later yet when we were cleaning things up to come home it rained.
We got the second floor framed out, and sheathed. It was a bit hard trying to get the sheathing up to the second floor but we managed to get it done. Sometimes I look back at what we do and it amazes me at the things we get done!!!
We are putting in a couple of windows up on the second floor.
|At the front
|On the right side
There's Ken looking out of the front window.
And there he is high up on the ladder nailing up some sheathing.
I am very happy to say that we had no trouble at all with the replaced new nail gun. It certainly made things much easier and faster.
We didn't see our neighbor Ron this time but our neighbors on the other side of us came walking by with their two dogs to meet us and welcome us to the neighborhood. Dale and Sean are part timers here like we are but hope to retire here someday.
We arrived back home at 7:15 on Saturday night. Tired but satisfied at the amount of work we got done in a couple of days.
We had been in our same clothes since Friday morning and oh how WONDERFUL it was to come home and take a shower and sleep in a nice warm bed!! : )
Just had time for a 3 mile walk Sunday morning before church. Walked down the street and along one path. It was foggy when I started out but the sun was already out by the time I got home. It ended up being a beautiful sunny day.
A little simple song we sang at church yesterday but it says it all.
The Gospel Song
Words by Drew Jones
Music by Bob Kauflin
Holy God, in love,
became perfect man
to bear my blame.
On the cross He took my sin,
By His death
I live again.
Monday morning has come around fast and back to my morning walk around the lake. It was a cool 38 degrees but it warmed up quickly when the sun came out.
Quite a lot of people out around the lake for a Monday morning. A few fishermen out along the waters edge but no boats.
I walked off the main paved path and took the detour route from when they were working on the path. It makes for a nice change to walk along the trail through the woods.
Back down by the lake I noticed that the water lilies are out.
I walked 6.2 miles.
********************I don't know what happened to the sun but the nice sunny morning turned into a cloudy day. I have a load of clothes hanging on the line because it is NOT supposed to rain today.
I'm home for the day just around the house doing this and that. A little work, some reading, maybe some knitting, and catching up on some blog reading.
Enjoy your Monday.
The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that
all is as it should be and that
God wishes to see people happy,
amidst the simple beauty of nature.
~ Anne Frank