Monday morning after my last physical therapy session ( I graduated!) we drove to Whidbey Island to take on some projects.
Our ferry boat awaits.
It was a very pleasant day on the lagoon.
Tom's project was to build a storage shed under the deck stairs. My jobs were to clean up the garden and oil the deck furniture.
I got started on the garden after lunch, while Tom cleaned out the area of construction and went to the builders supply to order materials.
The garden was very dry and some of it was burnt up. We have had very little rain for weeks now. I deadheaded and weeded and clipped and cleaned out dead and drying stuff. I found a bird's nest, probably a Junco.
I worked for three hours and didn't get finished, but it was time to clean up and fix dinner.
We went for a walk after dinner and then I connected my lap top to the cousin's WiFi next door and read blogs. Then I worked on my memoir. Oh, I guess I haven't mentioned I am writing my memoir. That's another blog post.
The building materials were supposed to be delivered in the morning, but they didn't come. I finished my gardening job and then set to work on applying teak oil to the deck furniture, while Tom did some more cleaning up around the yard. We have a lot of stuff sitting around from the construction of the cousin's cabin next door.
Tom found a pile of old bricks and extended the fire circle. They will have to be set in at another time, or by someone else.
The delivery finally arrived about 1:00 and then Tom got to work, and I was on standby to assist when needed.
This was my "stand by" location. I read and dosed.
The ceiling was attached under the stairs and then the walls went up.
After dinner I went for a long walk up the hill while Tom worked. Then I took my camera over to the beach on the bay side to watch the sun set.
Everything glows in the golden hour.
Cotton tail rabbits enjoy the new lawn next door.
Tom got the construction finished and began putting the shingles on before we quit, both very tired.
Tom enjoyed some deck time and I read blogs and worked on my memoir.
By the next morning the garden was looking better, cleaned up and watered.
Tom got busy on the shingle siding, feeling his way as he went, working on a system to keep the rows even.
We used the door from the old shed which was next door, a piece of cabin history.
Tom got one panel on the back side done and then ran out of steam. He'll finish it when we come back up in two weeks.
After dinner we walked over to the beach to look for a few pieces of driftwood to use as door "hardware".
Tom moved stuff into the shed.
There will always be some left to lean up against it.
The yard is looking cleaned up, ready for the next cabin guests, who are there now.
I found this little creature to help welcome them.
We got home about 11:00 last night, and have spent some of today just recovering from our working vacation.