Saturday, October 20, 2012


Here's the BEFORE:

But there's been a change of plan.  Bob found a simple fix for our moisture problem in the roof/soffit that doesn't require him to face the chimney with all that beautiful new stone this fall.  Which is good, since our handy-dandy personal stone mason has departed for Florida before Bob could get his lesson.  So, the stone will wait a while and our chimney will remain .... homely for a bit longer.  

Sorry.  The AFTER pictures will have to wait.  

But here's your daily picture of The Girl collecting rocks, just to tide you over:

In other news, we went up to The Lake today to have a lovely afternoon with my in-laws and The Girl mused:

"Where IS everyone?"

I don't think she has realized until now that the majority of camp owners on The Lake are not year-'round residents, like we'll be and like her grandparents are.

We went on a chilly boat ride to tour all of the decks, docks, bunkhouses and roofs that Bob and his father and the crew have built this summer, as the sky steadily darkened and we raced the storm back down The Lake.   The skies opened just as we reached the shelter of the first boathouse and we laughed and congratulated ourselves on our good luck.... and waited while the rain pounded down.

All in all:  a good Saturday.   How was yours?


Dar said...

It's a good thing you have to wait til spring for the mason to return. Setting stone in cold weather doesn't cure so easily. I can just imagine it for now tho, your chimney is going to be gorgeous. Your lil rock picker would get along famously with my GrandLoves who all love rocks. Me too.

Anne said...

Thanks, Dar -

We'll settle for imagining for the time being too! We've gotten rather good at it.... =)