Well – we are on the home stretch but the weather & Dave’s work schedule have compromised our schedule.

Last wall.. almost there

The roof is done & looks great. The siding is almost finished just part of the narrow end left. It should have been finished yesterday but Dave worked a longer day than usual & we got a good downpour which brought us to full stop.

We head into camp (The Stone Duck) this weekend for the week. Dave is volunteering for Healing Waters down on the Rapid River. I won’t be doing any direct volunteering but will cook & send down some food.

Rockwall/Garden Dave built

Back to the renovation: We will need to rent another lift later in the summer as the trim work still needs to be done. I’m hoping to have most of the staining done – we’ll see how the weather cooperates.

Well, it’s a typical summer. We put aside a month for the project & I spent a week of it moving my step Mother-in-law, a week taking Colleen up to PEI to visit family & putting her on the plane to BC & we have to cut our last week short as we are going into camp. It’s amazing we got as much done as we did!! Thank goodness our son-in-law Seth was here to help with the project, he did an awesome job!

Happenings for the week:

  • Had to get a new vacuum. We had my step mother-in-laws electrolux  & she needed it back for her new place. Have you shopped for vacuums lately – there’s a lot of crap out there. I’m tough on a vacuum – hauling it around by the hose & basically abusing it. Most didn’t look like they would survive the week; I didn’t want to feel like I had been robbed over the price, Dave wanted something light. Good luck with that – your thinking! So, I found the Dyson DC24 (you know the Dyson with the ball) at BJ’s wholesale Club – marked down to $349.00 with 3 attachments. FYI: Walmart has it online for $318.00 – no attachments. Took it for a test drive yesterday & I love it! We’ll see how it fares after a few months of abuse!
    • Under 12 lbs
    • Stores in a very small space
    • Amazing suction
    • No bags needed
    • Great maneuverability
  • Showed our Lisbon property: heatherscommercialproperty.com for the first time though I have had a number of Inquiries since it went For Sale By Owner last month. Cross your fingers for me! I’m getting tired of travelling 2 1/2 hours to cut grass & perform minor maintenance.

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