Monday, August 19, 2013

Getting There

As I've mentioned in the past, we are on a mission to be better "lake people".
We love going to the lake and have fond childhood memories of lake life.
But neither of us have ever been enlisted to do the nitty gritty hard work of owning a lake property.
We've learnt the hard way that pallets aren't the best-free-wood-ever{!}.
And that ice bends metal when the latter is left in the former over the winter.
We're are also painfully aware of the value of winterizing your boat.

With this knowledge we have now embarked on a new chapter of our cabin life.
{It only took us 8 years.}
We now have an operational boat.
We promise to love {ie cover} and cherish {ie winterize} said boat for as long as it lives.
{Fiona loves it too, I promise.}

We have even done a little swimming off the boat.
{Pre Alberta blue-green algae season that is.}

We also now have a dock.
One on which you can walk from dry land to boat.
Which I realize may not sound like a big deal to some of you but that just means you haven't waded through our bird sanctuary of a bay.
We promise to honour it {ie bring it in for winter} year, after year, after year.
Lastly, with a little calling around and a lot of hard work we have secured some good firewood within our small budget.
Jeff borrowed a truck and loaded {I mean loaded} it with un-split birch himself.
1 electric log splitter and 8 hours later we have years worth of non-toxic, appropriately sized firewood.
As an additional bonus, Jeff has a jump on brainwashing teaching Cedric to obsess over love wood as much as he does.


  1. Oh lake life... so much fun.

    Congrats on the boat. That will bring so much enjoyment to your little family.

    Wishing you a lovely day.


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