So when the kids are all grown and moved away, we decided it was time for the parents to go play. So we did. We bought a little campsite close to a fun and busy lake, a pontoon boat, a camper, and a golf cart. And the fun began, and it lasted for 18 years. Partying on the lake and off the lake with friends. That’s how we pretty much spent our 50’s and 60’s.
Along the way, though, the home site was very neglected. And, playing catch up in our 70’s is pretty much a moot point, but we’re trying. And on a very skinny budget. In the hottest, dog days of Summer, this is what has been happening keeping us busy this July.
New Roof – Hired it done
Painting House Trim Two Coats – Hubby and I did the work
Tearing Out What Use To Be The Rec Room Entrance – Hubby and I
Installing A Garage Door – Hubby and I
Tearing Up Carpet in what use to be the rec room, but now is a garage again – Hubby and I
Scrapping Up Glue from carpet – Hubby and Mostly me (ongoing)
Painting Trim on the high pitch ends of the house – Grandson and Son
Reason for changing the Rec Room back into a garage was that the previous owner who changed it to a room didn’t put in a footer so because of that, the freeze and thaw over the years was causing the outside wall to start moving. During the winter, we had to tear out the fireplace that was in the room and we knew when Summer came we’d be changing it back to a garage.
This has kept us busy the month of July, as well as other things going on.
More Leisure Days:
When my 4th grandson was born, his parents were staying with us so this grandbaby came home to our house. He and his mom was with us on and off for pretty much 8 years due to a divorce so I spent a lot of my first retirement years enjoying this little one. Our fun times were to go to the park and take walks on the one that has a trail that leads down to the Dam. Even though I no longer have him full time, and he is turning 10 this year, he still likes to come visit. He loves my craft area, and scrapbooking supplies. So this Summer was no different…we visited our favorite play park and trail. Below is a collage of him that I titled ‘Then and Now’
Sharing for the July collage over at Mona’s Picturesque’s ‘A Month In Photos’ . Stop over for a visit to see how others spent their July.
As always, I love and read all comments so feel free to share how you spent your July, and what’s been happening this Summer or just say ‘HI’.
~Hugs ‘n Giggles ‘n God Bless~