So on to today , I have recently cut down my work hours to 3 days a week.Between work, and the farm, I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and not accomplishing all I need to .Especially when Martin is working away.I have been pretty spoiled this summer as he has been home for much of it , but all good things come to an end and he will be returning to work Sept 21 ,in Fort MacMurray for a 14&7 schedule (14 days away 7 home ) it is not the worst in the world, as when he is home , he is at least here longer than a day and a half , but...
Anyhow , today was my first Wednesday off .Martin and I purchased a 1/4sec of land a couple years ago as an investment property and a place for him to go hunting . I had never been there, and wasn't particularly interested in going to be honest. But recently he got an opportunity to move a cabin up there , so he needed to go up and plan a site. Now I am not now , nor will I ever be a hunter , nor am I likely to take up fishing (tried it , not really me) but if he is going to be taking extended trips up there, I am kinda fond of the guy so ,I guess I better get interested! It is a nice piece of land , similar to here , with a very pretty ravine running through it .Typical bush 1/4 with about half cleared for pasture . Picked a nice site , just south of the ravine with a nice windbreak of trees, and a good view
Vallyview is about a 3 hr drive from here, so we loaded up the boys Winston and Skeeter early today and away we went . Arrived a little after noon and did our walkabout . It we screamin hot today so we didn't linger . Stopped on the way out at a pullout by the Little Smoky river .Skeeter is convinced he is allergic to water ,but Win, well he hopped right in for a cool bath , the Little smoky has a fair current so we were pretty watchful that he didn't get carried away(literally!) But he was happy to coast along the shoreline for a bit till I called him in.Good Boy Win!
(Photos courtesy of google ,someone namely me forgot a camera!)
Anyhow, 6 hrs in the vehicle in one day is more than I care for too often , so it I think the cabin is a great idea! It is currently White, and what I can only call "Pepto Bismol Pink" but hey ,it is unique and more importantly the price is right! A little elbow grease sanding and a coat of something a little more subtle , and we will be just fine. Now all we have to do is arrange piles, transport, etc all before hubby heads back to work! I can just see my new found time off vanishing at the speed of light !
Hope all is well for everyone! Stay safe!