Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I don't want to go home

This was without a doubt my favorite trip of the year so far. Even though we did have a few scattered showers throughout the weekend, the weather was fantastic. Highs around 80 and lows around 60. We actually took some time to relax and I even got a little fishing in. The boys did a lot of fishing, but did not have much to show for it this time.

Since our last trip up, one of the old dead pine trees decided to collapse, so on Friday, Cheryl and the kids took to cutting it up and clearing the debris.

While they were doing that, I decided it was time to replace the leaking faucet on the shower. When I had originally installed the shower, I bought a cheap faucet, and it had always leaked, and was very difficult to set the water temp.  Menards had a Moen faucet on sale a few weeks back, so I picked it up.

 Later on Friday, Cheryl and Mitchell decided it was time to get rid of the old portable fire pit (sitting in the background on the photo below) and install an in-ground one. I love the new fire pit. We had fires every night this trip.

Saturday started out rainy, but cleared off in the early afternoon.  I still needed to install the closure strips on one side of the garage roof, so I got busy doing that.  Now I just need to caulk a few things on the garage roof and cabin roof and that project will be finished. The remainder of the Saturday was spent swimming, cutting wood and enjoying the fire.

Sunday was a perfect day and I needed one because I had a hole to cut into the cabin roof. One thing that I had never done was to vent the drain system in the plumbing correctly to bring it up through the roof. Until now, it had been venting into the open space under the cabin, which worked fine, but got a little stinky from time to time. I had always planned on doing it and now since the new roof was on, it was time.

Another task that had just never got done was to finish putting up the vapor barrier in the last bedroom. While I was installing the vent, Cheryl was putting up plastic in our bedroom.

It was hard to leave on Monday because it was so nice.  I think August is my favorite time of year up there.  The ticks and horse fly's are mostly gone, and the temps are not as hot as in July.  The kids are always sad when we have to go home.  They keep telling me they want to stay there all summer long.  I have to say that I agree with them.