Memorial Day Weekend

IMG_3955It’s funny how work doesn’t seem like work when it’s your own home you’re working on. This was one of the most satisfying memorial day weekends in recent memory. I spent all three days demoing the basement. Lorna helped out when she wasn’t working on her cookbook and we got quite a bit done. I was constantly lugging heavy loads of drywall, wood studs, appliances, and cabinets to the dumpster. The neighbors made a point of commenting about how much we accomplished this weekend, not to mention lots of “good jobs!” to Lorna whenever she made a dumpster run (nary a word for the heavy loads of drywall, wood studs, appliances, and cabinets I hauled.) We ended each work day with a nice grilled dinner on the new grill we picked up at Home Depot to start the weekend. I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than working with my wife on our home, and cooking and eating together basking in the fruits of our labor.  Life is good.

PS. We missed quite a feast at Shauna and Dan’s house on Monday, but we are definitely looking forward to future parties!


3 Responses to “Memorial Day Weekend”

  1. 1 Lorna May 26, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Everyone was encouraging me because the pieces of wood and drywall I was hauling and throwing into the dumpster were almost as big as me, plus I had to use a step stool because I wasn’t tall enough to throw the pieces in!

  2. 2 Lorna May 26, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I guess you made everything look so effortless that they didn’t feel like you needed any encouragement. (Plus, you always have a grouchy old man expression on your face.) hahaha

  3. 3 Frank May 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Great job, that bbq looked delicious! I’m enjoying keeping up through the blog – thanks.

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Anyone who wants to trade some hard labor for beer and pizza, or some of Lorna's homemade goodness, feel free to call or email me: (206) 229-8082

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