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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Working Trip to Whidbey

The window and slider door handles that Tom  ordered for the Whidbey Island cabin had come in to the store in Freeland, so it was time for a quick get away to get some work done there.  

We left Monday morning and caught the 11:00 ferry at Mukilteo.

 I don't know if this woman was catching anything, but her outfit certainly caught my attention.
 We got settled in the cabin, raised the flags, made lists, and had lunch, and then were off to Freeland to shop for our projects.  When we got back, the wind was suddenly quite fierce, and the sky was full of dramatic clouds.
 We delivered geraniums Tom propagated from cuttings to the cabin deck.
 Since the rain held off, I got the garden weeded.
 Tom secured the lagoon dock since the previous fittings had rusted out.  The nylon rope should last a few years.  

 After a trip back to Freeland to get the right length screws, Tom got the new door handles installed.
 Then he got the replacement window in.
 This morning we lifted out the three big sliders, cleaned the tracks and lubricated the rollers.
 Now they're working smoothly again.
 There were left overs from our Mother's Day dinner to warm up for our evening meal.  Yay!  No cooking!

After dinner I went for a walk on the beach, and up the beach road. 

 I got back to the cabin in time to grab my camera and watch the dramatic sunset.

Of course, it wasn't all work and no play.  I'll show you the playtime in the next post.


  1. You have a very good camera that takes excellent photos! Keep it up!

  2. You packed a load of accomplishment into an afternoon. And you had time to play as well?

  3. what a lovely place and gorgeous sunset!

  4. I'm amazed at how much work you get done! I had a recreational property and I only developed it so far and then left it. It was going to take too much of my time. You're doing a wonderful job.

  5. Everything is so beautiful! I enjoy seeing what you do on your cabin visits.

    Kathy M.


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