Sunday, July 31, 2011

See what I’m doing…and…

Our trip is in 6 days. Time to start packing. Groceries are all bought, then packaged into meals, days and into the bear pack. Took me about 3 hours from start to finish. The counter is only 1/3 of what I had to take apart and repackage but I did and it’s all in the 2 barrels and bag. The other bags are the cook kits and supplies and the little bag is paper supplies and drinks. The bear pack is 57 lbs, the medium is 44 lbs and the smallest 37 lbs. Today I packed our bedding and tent (came in at 34 lbs) and worked up our clothing list. Getting there.

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In-between getting ready for our trip we’ve been busy as a daycare. Our neighbors are off and running to tour the USA so we are taking care of their cabin and land. To make it look like busy and active the kids and I have been having picnic’s and playing there.

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What happens when you have “help” with the laundry? I had the whites already to go and when we got back from one of our picnic’s someone added a beautiful red table cloth to the hot soapy water and shut the lid on the washer. Even after trying to bleach the whites for 3 extra loads we still have pink socks and undies. Oh well, at least they aren’t bright pink anymore.


My green beans are ready to be picked so that is on the agenda tomorrow. My grandma is alone tomorrow so we’ll be spending part of the morning and then late afternoon there. It’s time to mow but think we’ll hold off another day or two so that it’s not knee high by time we get back from the BWCA. My house has exploded. We need a group meeting and I have 6 kids most day plus I am studying for my bus exam and on Friday would like to take the test so all this means another busy week in paradise. Would I change anything, nope (well maybe I could make a little more money and that worry wouldn’t be there but life’s not perfect just great).

And the best update…….


Scout and Wilbur seem to be feeling just fine. We were really worried on Friday and most of Saturday because Scout was very down and tired and not eating but by evening she was her old puppy self driving Wilbur nuts. I read about the medicine, she can have a reaction to it that makes her sick so we think that’s what it was. The bad part about it is I have one more dose to give her in 3 weeks so another sick couple of days or just maybe she’ll be fine with the third dose. However we are so happy and blessed and hope that this too will be over with and she’ll grow up to be the best protector and best friend for Mike.

Have a blessed week my friends. I will try and get back here before we head out but if not I will be back after the 13th with pictures and tales of fun in the sun and friendship and so much more. Jim will be home to take care of the animals, garden and plants and also some quietness and relaxing.


EmptyNester said...

That's quite a heavy load y'all have there! Taking pack mules with you? LOL

I love hearing about your weeks- they're busy but I see them as full---of love!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Wow on the packing for the trip. I hope it all goes well. I love camping but Dail... not so much. I don't think I would ever get him to take us on a real hike and camp out. He loves the comfort of home or a motel room. his idea of roughing it is a room at Microtel. LOL I wish I were going with you. I would be a liability though as I can't carry much weight anymore. I wish you all the best. Have fun!

Kim said...

You will have so much fun!!!!! Just relax and enjoy...

Jill said...

Enjoy your trip!!!


Baby Sister said...

Looks like a fun trip!! And I'm glad your dogs are okay. :)

Flying high in the sky.... said...

loved the post!! so hectic and yet so fresh!!! hope you have a great time!!

Shawn said...

I hope you are having a great time on your trip..Oh, those packs look heavy!

God Bless, my friend,