Thursday, July 20, 2017
We have no cupboards. So I had Tom put these 2 shelves up for me. All plates, bowls, cups organized! The Teens love it. No more digging through the huge wire shelf they were on before.
We kept the bare minimum of decorations, some from the old 5th wheel, the bunk house, and big garage at the Lake. It took forever to decide where they should go! The Lodge has no "rooms" only 4 walls. It really limits decorating! You need every inch for daily things first.
I'm the only one taking pictures. And I take so few. The kids have all scattered in 50 directions! By the time I can get a photo they are in bed! LOL! And the Teens are always busy!
This was after I stood on the couch to pound a nail and she plopped next to me on the couch with such force I nearly bounced off!! LOL!!
(Her leotard stops undressing when we are too busy to keep an eye on her! (she's fast) She uses every opportunity! ;o)
The moose table in front is to set things on, underneath in the crate are the boys AFOs.
(the white door on the left goes into the garage)
On top is our ice maker. :o) We are addicted to crushed ice.
Tom called it "the Ranch" because he mowed it. Now with everything cleaned up and completed we call it the Lodge. (we say "the Large Lodge", using a British accent of not pronouncing the "r" in large- LOL!)
My obituary will list this man as my Grandfather. He parented my mom 10 years and my Paternal Grandfather was not alive. He was all I had for a Grandpa. God truly gifted me with him in my life.
(sorry, I'm an adoptive mom, "real" family members are an issue with me. I am real)
In the box today I was delighted to find - ME!!! and my best friend the Barred Owl I hoot to just about every night up here!
Oh I was over-joyed! It was a last gift from Grandpa! Don't I look lovely? I'm an old Norwegian woman ;o) (And I really am 1/4 Norwegian/Finnish) These are priceless!
These things truly are God's Gifts. As He created us, and planned even the minutest bits of our lives. I weep with UNCONTAINABLE JOY!! God used Grandpa to brighten my day. Grandpa had no idea! Well he does now!
Thank You for stopping by and sharing our JOY! (((HUGS))) and prayers!
Friday, July 14, 2017
We are back in the woods.
The week before we got here I had been sick.
Eight years ago I had surgery to help a problem. Eight years later its back. To top it off I'm now allergic to the 2 super-biotics I took for years to stop the infections.
I was hoping here in the woods I'd feel better and I did a few days.
Until it stopped me in my tracks. I nearly ended up in the hospital. By the Grace of God alone and my 4 super heroes I made it through.
I just don't want another surgery, I had a code blue after the last one. I hate surgery.
All 4 are doing Etymology up here and switch off to Math at home. Sweet Lysa helped correct books for her siblings while I was sick.
This day it didn't rain!
((((HUGS))) to all, thanx for visiting! God Bless!