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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Spit Shining

Some serious ' spit shining ' needed to be done at the cabin and Wed. was the day to ' giter done.' Most of it, anyway.The cabin doors are always open to family and friends who don't mind roughing it, as there is no running water, BYOB, and no electricity, just the noisy generator.

Company is coming for the next month of weekends with festivities in our town and neighboring towns, my nieces wedding and a surprise birthday party. Lots of fun will be had but first, I needed to turn the cabin upside down with deep cleaning. I put in 10 hrs. yesterday, and am paying dearly this morning.
There was window washing, screen cleaning, walls were wiped clean of dust bunnies, even under the beds, furniture was moved around to make room for another double bed downstairs for we 'old folks,' all bedding was changed, blankets and couch cushions were aired in the hot sun for hours, carpets were done, floors were mopped, counters and tables, everything got the spit shine., all with the doors and windows wide open letting the summer breezes flow through. Then, guess who I see racing through the door. Thank God I saw him or he would have been quite the surprise for some first timers this weekend.
Mr. Wood Spider met his demise. He ' was ' about 3" with his legs stretched out.

The hot sun did a great job airing the bedding, and no, there were no spiders that came inside again, with them. Not even teeny ones.
Look who is back on American soil. Andy got in late last night and is thrilled to be home after his 2 1/2 weeks in China. OK, yes, I'm relieved to have him back to our same old-same old, at home. His boys will be here sometime today to welcome Daddy home.
This was the beautiful sunrise I woke up to this morning at 5:28. A minute later and the sky was grey again. It looks like rain today. I'm sending it your way, Betsy, and to anyone else that may need a bucket or two. Our rain table is now back to where it should be after an 8 yr. drought and we are grateful. However, we now could use a reprieve from the saturation. It has no where else to go and we are now hearing reports of flood warnings closer and closer to home. The area gardens are already suffering root rot and loosing much of our produce. We are challenged at every turn. The main thing is to 'smile' and accept what we cannot change.
BlessYourHearts

14 comments:

Darla said...

Welcome Home Andy! Just in time to help spit shine, lol. Beautiful does not do this sunrise justice!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your cabin is wonderful! I LOVE it! Glad Mr Wood Spider is not in there anymore. I don't mind bugs outside, but if they come in my house... well, they don't last long. That is a gorgeous sunset!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

It WORKED, Dar.... We got some rain this morning.... Not alot but some.... Thanks for blowing it down to us!!!!!

Sounds like you 'spit cleaned' that cabin perfectly... Bet there's no spiders in there now!!!! I'm sure they are scared of YOU.... ha ha

Congrats on a job well done... I know you have an exciting month upcoming.

Love that picture of you and Andy.... Thanks!!!!! I can see that BIG smile on your face to have your baby home.... Hallelujah!!!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cher' Shots said...

There you go ~ now you can breath easier, the dust is gone and your baby boy is home safe and sound.
We'll see you in a few weeks!!
'hugs all around'

Kellie said...

Wow! That was a lot of work you all did. Hope you were able to take the day off and rest today.

My gardens are suffering too. Way too much rain/moisture.. Don't know what I'm going to do..

I agree the main thing is to smile and accept what we cannot change.

Paula said...

The spider is kinda pretty but never the less he/she is a spider. Glad you got it out before your company met it. Glad you baby is home safe and sound.

Dianna said...

Dar, thank you for stopping by. I LOVE your new blog look, too. It really has a calming effect.

SO glad to hear about your rain being caught up after the 8 year drought. We are having an extremely dry summer here...gardens aren't doing a lot. We are supposed to have some rain over the weekend, but with temps up in the high 90's it will evaporate quickly.

Loved seeing your cabin again. Such a peaceful place. May I just come live with you?

I'm really hoping that next week I will be able to get back in my old routine with the blogging. Summer is really busy...but I know it is that way with everyone.

Suz said...

You're a better woman than me..all that cleaning and a spider to boot
are ya achin? So happy your son is home...he's a cutie...like his mom
now who's doing the cooking?
I just love your cabin...open door huh? :-)
oh...bathroom facilities...?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: Wonderful to see the cabin all sparkly. Glad your Son is back with you.

eileeninmd said...

What a nice cabin, minus the spider of course. Love your gorgeous sunrise, the clouds and colors are fantatic! Happy skywatching. BTW, thanks for the visit.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HI DAR, WONDERFUL CABIN! I LOVE THE NORTH WOODS. IT REMINDS ME OF VACATIONS IN NORTHERN WISC. WHEN I WAS A KID. AND I CAN SMELL THE CLEAN, PINE SCENTED AIR THAT I LOVE, RIGHT NOW! THANKS.

Kay said...

Nice photos. I love the outdoors.

You asked about the hawk and the owl at the Nature Center I go to. I'm not sure if they were injured or what. I'm thinking yes and that is why they are permanent fixtures at the center. They bring them out for the school kids when they are there on field trips.

Kay

Lucy said...

Nice pictures. I don't think I would want to go back to roughing it but the cabin looks pretty easy camping!!.

chubskulit said...

Aw welcome back Daddy hubs. It's nice to be able to wake up with your hubby duvvy on your side isn't it.