It had been a while since we were able to take a 3 day weekend at the cabin and even longer since we'd had any warm weather up there. Last weekend was the perfect weekend to get away for a little while. The temperature hovered close to 80 almost the entire time we were there.
We managed to stain the pier, put the pier in the water, and get the boat in all in one morning. After that the kids were in heaven. All four of them stayed on the boat, in the water (yes, they went swimming in that cold water), or on the pier pretty much the entire time.
Finally, and regretfully, it was time to say goodbye to the cabin and head back home. The holiday traffic was crazy and it took us hours longer than normal. Of course it didn't help that we stopped so many times but we just had to do this...
this post that I did a few years ago. Todd's bff wrote a "Day in the Life" piece on being a soldier and allowed me to post it on my blog. I like to link to it often in case you want to read it again. It is worth a reread.
Anyway, after we made the stop at the tank and the VFW Post we got back onto the road and went from being behind only a few cars to being behind a BILLION (yes, a billion) trucks, trailers, campers, and vans all heading in the same (slow) direction.
We staved off the frustration by stopping again.
Safe to say we eventually made it home where I proceeded to unpack everyone's bags, do three loads of laundry, clean the fish tank, feed the animals (dog, hamster, guinea pig, fish), water all the plants, pull some weeds, and make dinner. And I had a massive headache. Not the greatest way to end a good weekend but oh well.
This week has been a busy one. Baseball has started and with it a ton of practices. School is winding down (thank God) and with that there is always a certain amount of madness. Luckily, I haven't gotten to the point I was at last year yet. Nine more days left of school and I think we're gonna make it.
Life is chugging right along. Just as it should be.