Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Busy and Lonely Week for Grandmommy

Well, here it is, eleven days since my last post. Seems I have trouble finding enough news and progress to report lately. But, thought I better fill you all in on what is new with us.
Last week Poppy was gone on his wonderful Canadian fishing trip with his brothers, cousins and nephews. They had a great time and he brought home his limit on walleye and some pike, tucked away in the freezer for a yummy fish fry soon. While he was gone, Grandmommy kept busy here at home and with a few extra shifts at work. I spent extra time with GG to alleviate the boredom and loneliness. Last Sunday I spent a few hours putting insulation up in our new master bedroom, a task I told Poppy I would try to get to. I went through several rolls of insulation as I installed maybe a third of what was needed to insulate the walls. Today we finished that job, all walls are now insulated except the one wall where drywall is leaning up against it. We also got two thirds of the ceiling drywalled in the utility room, as well as the ceiling in the furnace closet. Tomorrow the heating and AC guys are coming and we look forward to getting the new geothermal furnace installed soon. Progress is being made, just seems a slow process. Sorry I do not have any photos to share tonight, guess the camera is on the fritz right now.
Yesterday we took a break to relax and have fun. They held the first annual Loon Lake Poker Rally. This was done with boats and you had to solve the clues to find which pier to tie up to where you would receive your next card. We joined up with some friends on their pontoon and six of us all tried to gather the cards for the best poker hand. Lots of fun, sun and friendship. Then, in the late afternoon there was a party to attend on the lake. There was wonderful food and corn hole games. Finally, last night we played euchre with our neighbors, where the guys ended up winners of the best of five games.
We are really enjoying this unseasonably mild summer weather. Temps and humidity are much lower than normal and nights are perfect for sleeping with windows cracked open a bit. Hard to believe July is 3/4 of the way over and August is close on the horizon. That means our third grand baby will be here sooner than later, due the first week in September. Everyone pray for Amanda as she endures these last weeks and pray for a healthy baby, maybe even a BOY this time. We will love whatever God has to share with us, but how much we would all LOVE a BOY to add to Libbers & Kate. We will just have to wait and see!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where Have We Been...

You may ask? Keeping busy, that is for sure!
Sorry it has been so long since I posted a blog entry. We have been making progress here on the Lodge, but just not photo worthy progress. That makes me forget to update you on progress. More drywall has been hung and we got the door installed between the garage and utility room. However, Poppy has been distracted by other obligations and hasn't been able to do as much on the interior finishing.
This Friday Poppy takes off for his annual Canadian fishing trip, so that has kept him occupied. He is in charge of meals and taking groceries, so he has become a bargain shopper and is very excited about this year's trip. This will be the first time it has been just family. His two brothers, one nephew, two cousins and their sons. A total of 8 who should have a marvelous week together. He has also been busy redoing the brakes on his SUV, a dirty job that has entailed both front and rear brakes and ordering parts to complete the job.
But, we took time out to have lots of fun. This past weekend was 4th of July, so we got to celebrate with the kids and grands.
Libbers loved the new sand toys and staying close to shore in the sunshine on Friday.
But Katers did not disappoint her Mommy, as she loved the water and did not want to get out!
Saturday was a dreary, cloudy day but it didn't dampen much of the fun. When it rained lightly that evening, we just stayed up on the porch and stayed dry. GG was here for the whole afternoon and evening and got some great quality time with her two great grand daughters. This was very special! Libbers and Kate got their first sample of somores and LOVED them. It wasn't raining enough to douse our bonfire, so toasted marshmallows were possible.
Libbers was even old enough to stay up for the fireworks and lightening bugs, so that was a lot of fun to hear her reaction to all this excitement. The rain stopped in time for the fireworks to go off as scheduled, followed up by a slice of Grandmommy's turtle cheese cake before bed. YUMMY!
It is hard to believe summer is half over already. We hope to make some great progress on the drywall and all once Poppy is back from fishing and we finish out July. Enjoy your summer everyone!