And so we have been busy. Terribly busy. In a good way. We had our annual trip to Door County. We go with good friends. Some we know so well we know the birthdates and middle names of their children. And some we know enough to just be glad for a visit with them. It was our first venture with the camper up there. It was... well pretty good. A bit of a battery issue (so we resorted to darkness and a good lantern). And rain. Dreadful rain for a day. It was back just in time to pack up. Lovely. Damp. Wet. Stinky everything. But it didn't dampen our love for going up there. Beach time. S'more time. A play in the woods in the evening surrounded by the aforementioned friends. And crawling into the bed in sheer exhaustion so we could get up and do it all over again. I had a base number of 12 to cook for each day. Had great help and a meal plan. That made it easier. But camping is a bit strange. You walk or bike to the shower. Push the button repeatedly to get the lukewarm water out of the weak faucet. Lather up. Keep pushing the button. Rinse off. Dress - all the while balancing on your flip-flops so you don't get dirty immediately. Then you wander across the way to the sink area that has electric. One morning I stood very close to a man about 31 while he shaved. Then brushed his teeth. And it seemed so... well odd. Personal. Like I was in his bathroom and he was in mine at the same time. No small talk. Just doing our morning routine with a complete stranger. It doesn't bother me. But I can see why it gives the willies to some people.
Lisi returned from her 'vacation' at the kennel with a good report card! No major hole digging. No leaving certain dogs out of her 'pack'. Just good, clean fun I guess.
Mira's stitches were removed yesterday. It was icky. They got a bit embedded into the healing skin. So after some soaking, coaxing, rubbing a leg and holding a hand, she got through it. Poor kid. But they are healing nicely. Glad that is behind us.
Today some kind friends invited us to 'play' at their lake. It was great fun for all of us.
And tomorrow? I need to clean up this joint. We're not 'tinging' lately. Maybe 'clanging' a bit. So after some good sleeping in with the three young people here, we'll crack the proverbial whip and see what happens!
|2/3 of the Burchibunch children...|
|My lovely niece and her nice husband|
|The Chairman and the Chef|
|Our annual Door County family photo|
|Ready to steal to 3rd...|
|My mean older brother... (he looks the part here)|
|Favorite place... at the lake|
|Ready to head to town... (this isn't all of us yet either!)|
|Suppertime one evening|
|Guys T likes to be with...|