August 25, 2006
Sweat Equity = Rewards
We worked like a coupla mules today and accomplished much even if it doesn't show... we know! It's ten degrees cooler on the back deck facing the water, and moreso down by the water... the house sits well up the hill. In fact, we once had a phone ringer installed on the deck so we could hear it from down by the lake... and when it rang, I could actually make it up to the lower level by the fourth ring! I kid you not! Momentum is everything when you're going uphill... never stop to rest... I keep telling myself. I was in my mid forties at the time... my prime! We took out a lot of little weed trees and volunteer shrubs, sprayed the several dozen azaleas for lacebug, didn't remember I'd planted so many and now they are HUGE! Some are on the right in this photo. Pulled out lots of grape vine, honeysuckle, wisteria and other stuff... hopefully left the poison ivy alone. I got my worse case ever while we lived here... and did you know it's quite possible to have an orgasm with no sex involved at all? Serious itching and scratching on your arms and legs will do it. But you don't want to go there! Yes, a bit of work to be done on the steps... which J built 25 years ago... 25 years can do that any one of us, don't laugh!
Tomorrow we're off to look over a used Sunflower sail boat... identical to the one our kids learned to sail. I spent many hours tacking around this lake... hope to do it again. Here I am sailing away... different lake, but same attitude. Our g-kids are going to love this!
Labels: -Lake House