WE had a Working Vacation

Now would be a good time to remind everyone that when I use the word “WE” — it often means Nathan. It’s a word I use very loosely. WE often means  I photographed him doing something or that I provided cool drinks and lots of moral support. There are times that the word WE is used to mean both of us and sometimes WE means something totally different. Here are a few examples:

“WE ate at a great restaurant.” — This is clearly speaking about both of us.

“WE painted the house.” — This is very different. This indicates Nathan only.

“WE went shopping.” — This is both.

“WE planted a garden.” — Nathan only.

I’m sure you can see a pattern here.

As I wrote about in some earlier posts, we have a cabin in Southeastern Oklahoma and WE have been fixing it up a little bit here and there. Mainly, our focus has been to enjoy time away from the city and spend as much time outdoors as possible. It’s definitely a diamond in the rough, but to us it has become an oasis. I approach it as camping with electricity, running water and air conditioning. This summer we had two weeks of vacation and so we spent as much time as we could there and we tackled a few projects too. See how fast and loose I throw out the word WE?

roof sweep

Nathan trimmed trees and swept off the roof. I supervised from the ground.

Mya roof

Mya did not like Nathan being on the roof. This is the face she makes when she is worried. It’s also the face she makes when she’s hungry, happy, excited, sad, etc.

nate window

We also replaced several cracked window panes. I get to say WE in this case because I went to town and got the glass. Remember, there is no “I” in Team.

door painting

After killing over four thousand flies in a single setting, I demanded we install a screen door. Luckily, Nathan agreed to my plan.

finished door

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as the sound of a screen door swinging closed.

Nathan also brought some trees to plant. He grew these up from seed — we planted a few and hope they will survive. You will notice that we gave them a long drink of water before we placed them in the ground. little trees digging tree soaking

At the end of our vacation, we were pleased that the cabin looked a lot nicer than when we started. We still have lots of things to haul away and plenty of work to do. But, it’s definitely a start! I did take one photo (below) before we put on the screen door that shows our hideaway in the woods.

I’m pretty sure WE will be working on this project for many years to come!



  1. Gail Woolsey

    Someone has been raking without me. Wow. It sure looks a lot diferent. Sorry I missed the cleqaning day. I’m sure I will get some of the other days.

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