My husband has this week off and we decided rather than run around and fit in as much as possible in various locations, we would just come to the lake for the week with our children (they’re 8 and 6).
We have been building a camp for the last 3 years. We have learned that when you do things yourself, it takes a loooong time. When you hire people to do jobs and you’re not there to supervise, it also takes a loooong time (as we have redone many incorrect or sloppy things). Thankfully, we are (he is) handy and know much about construction, electric, plumbing, and so on. Finding the time is the biggest challenge.
This week’s big accomplishment was running water in the camp. We have been essentially “glamping” since last winter, but with this major upgrade, it feels easier to stay over for more than a night or two. I’m so excited to brush my teeth with actual running water, flush a toilet and wash our hands instead of relying on baby wipes and hand sanitizer.
Naturally we had many projects lined up for our week up here, so when we woke up this morning to rain, there was an aura of disappointment and needing to go to plan B. There is certainly plenty to do inside, but as I sit on the covered patio and listen to the rain hitting the puddles and watch it softly connect with the lake, it brings a feeling of peace. Sure, cool, rainy vacations aren’t as fun as hot, sunny ones, but today is a day at the lake. And you can’t beat a day at the lake. Eventually I will go start a project inside.