I've spent the last three days on vacation out at Wilderstead, doing chores. I went over Thursday afternoon. Met up with that_guy_zach
for a confab with a church champ director about starting a new United Methodist Scout Retreat in a year or so. Then we met up again after I'd dumped my stuff in the holler and we proceeded to go out and eat fish and chips.
Friday morning, I got my trimmer mower (a weed eater on steroids) going and whacked down the paths and such on the hither side of the creek. I also vacuumed up all the shreds of insulation from my last trip to the cabin. collinsmom
arrived for lunch with Sassafras the Wonder Dog, and we spent the rest of the day together. We talked about how to wire the circuits we wanted and lots of other things. We camped out in the cabin thereafter.ða Wif ond se hund
left Saturday morning. Sassy had a lot of burrs, as usual, that must be combed out of her coat. "There will be tears," I said. After they took off, I got down to business. It took me till 3:30 in the afternoon to finish the insulation job I had begun last trip. I also got most of the wire installed for two (out of three) circuits. I was stinko like you can't imagine when that job was done, so I went down to the creek to bathe. Wasn't much water left, but I managed to find a nice, reasonably clear pool. Then I went into town to run errands. I spent a quiet evening in the woods.
This morning, I finished the third circuit, plus ran some coax cable that collinsmom
wants for later. I then mowed on the other side of the creek, where Fuji's grave lies. I cleaned the cabin top to bottom to get rid of all the insulation fluff and sawdust (from drilling holes for wire), then I treated it for bugs. The last thing I did before leaving was to set off a bug fogger underneath the cabin in the crawl space.
I wouldn't want you to think that I was merely playing hooky from church, though. I've done more praying the last couple of days than I have in the last couple of months. So it was sort of like a work retreat for me. A valuable use of time, and I hope it leads to something.
I took some pictures, which you will find below the cut, along with some commentary. ( Collapse )