We have been busy bees at the lake the past week or so. Lori and I talked our respective husbands into the fact that we needed grass to keep the sand and gravel out of our campers. (That's Lori & Paul's trailer on the left, ours on the right.) Do you see my big window in the back that looks over the lake? Love that window! :-) Anyway, a week ago on Saturday my Hubby picked up a pallet of sod and Lori and I supervised his laying it down. That was after I had spread a bulldozer bucketful of compost where the sod was going. Do you remember that? Hubby is a wonderful direction-taker from two women and this was the result. I love it!!!!
Of course we couldn't stop there so Lori planted flowers all along the edge while I was home last Thursday. Beautiful daylillies and a purple flower that I don't know the name of. Do you see the line of rocks at the top of the picture? Those are stairs that Lori built to the lower level. We're probably going to put some wooden ones in there that will be safer and easier for Nita to use. She's had a hip replacement and we don't want her falling.
Well now we were on a roll! On Monday Lori and I framed up the gazebo and firepit area with 2 x 4's that we buried in the granite. I could barely move on Tuesday morning after hammering nails into that hard gravel/granite sand and digging the trenches. Larry and Nita brought out 700 lbs. of river rock on Thursday and I borrowed Hubby's pick-up again and brought another 1000 lbs. on Friday. We put it here by the firepit.....
....and here. Around three sides of the gazebo. (That's Larry and Nita's motorhome you can see there on the right.)
Were we done? Of course not. Next was getting Hubby and Larry to FINALLY level the table under the gazebo. The people on one side were always about 6 inches lower than the other side. That doesn't sound like much but it made for uncomfortable eating and game/card playing for the people on the lower side.
Here they are busy about their work...but still with smiles for me and my camera. That's my handsome Hubby on the left and Larry on the right.
Studying their progress. Obviously Larry thinks a bit more dirt needs to be added to the side.
Well now, Paul has shown up to check how level the guys had it when the job was done. (Paul had been out of town for work during all of the projects. How lucky can a guy get?) We like to call the three of our guys the "Three Stooges". Anybody remember them? Oh, that's my little CRV there on the left in the background. I've had it four years and I love that car.
One more job and they were done for the weekend. We stopped at Larry & Nita's after church yesterday and brought out their swing for the lower level. Oh yes, Lori has great plans for this part of our "property" too. I don't know how much will actually get done down here though. Here are the guys enjoying the swing after putting it all together.
Here is Hubby and me. Sorry about the shadows for faces. That darn sun. It just shined and shined all weekend. :-)
The completed space. Our trailer. A living room and a dining room.
Another view, that's Hubby's truck there in the background. His pride and joy and he even lets me drive it sometimes. Do you see our little water fountain there in the lower left corner? Brad gave that to us last year and it fits perfectly here. There's my bag of knitting on the loveseat.
Looking toward Paul and Lori's place.
My handsome Hubby last night after our walk on the beach. There were lots of swimmers this weekend but the water is still a little cold for me. I am truly blessed to be married to this man. He does everything he can to make me a happy camper in every way.
Canadian geese on the lake during our walk.
And I made a baby sweater this weekend too! I started it Saturday around the campfire and finished it yesterday. I plan to spend this week reading and trying to think of what craft I want to make next. Ideas anyone?
Mandy and Piper are coming for a week beginning next Sunday. Yippee! Brad starts his new job next Monday and the house will be on the market and hopefully being shown a lot. They have such a nice house I'm sure it will sell quickly but it makes me sad too. Lots of great memories there in just a few years. We're going to have lots of fun next week though.
I hope you've enjoyed your tour of our camping place. We do have a good time here and have a nice little area for the three of us couples. It's nice to be with friends.
Have a lovely day my friends.