It has been a long summer with lots of work. And I've come back from my holidays and jumped right back into my full time job. So my evenings have been dedicated to washing huge garbage bags of clothes, towels and weeks of bedclothing... as well as the clothes we are using in our every day life back in the city.
But I've finally got around to finding the pictures I want to use, and getting my head around what I it is I want to say.
First of all - here is the most important of our projects: the porch on the third side of our cabin. This is what we (and especially my husband) has been dreaming of for 10 years.
We have already been out here eating breakfasts, watching the sun rise.
(Well, okay, that's a bit of a lie - have day light almost 24 hours a day means that we would have to wake up at 3 am to see the sunrise. Maybe we'll try that in October. But we have eaten lots of breakfasts out here).
We've also eaten lunches out here and myself and my husband have enjoyed a glass of wine or two (or more...) in the evenings.
And I also have to say that since we've been using this side of the cabin we've seen more animals this summer than we ever have in the 12 years we've been living out here in the summer. We've seen: porpoises, a family of mink, sea eagles, weasles and lots of fish jumping out of the water. It is quite amazing.
In the autumn, when the grass begins to die, I will (yes, that is *me* I said) be starting to dig out the dirt down the forth side of the cabin.
We'll be starting to build the forth balcony next spring.
But, great things do not come without great risk. I will just check my life insurance before starting.
Which was way at the far end of the first porch we built 8 years ago. And completely on the opposite side of the cabin to where the kitchen is.
But with hard work done by my kick ass brother in-law and my cool nephew...
The third project: I spent 3 days (with the help of one of my younger nephews and my son (7 years) and daugher (5 years) to paint this wall. It would no doubt have taken me a lot less time without the help, but it isn't always the point to get something done in the least amount of time.
We are really happy with the color on the wall - although you can certainly see the difference with the wall beside it:
Here's a better view of the painting that needs to be done next summer....