|Things were not as "ship shape" as we would have liked.|
But thankfully the morning was dry and we were able to proceed with extracting boards and leveling pads from the ground where they had sunk in. After a messy period of time everything was on board and we went to dump the tanks and hit the highway.
This time of year in the Midwest brings two things, mosquitoes and construction, both of which are equally annoying. It was not a relaxing drive northward to our new home and I was glad Left Brain was doing all of it while I knitted away.
When we pulled into our campsite we had a bit of a panic when we saw a large white barrier. Oh no! Did we have to park somewhere else for a period of time and then move again....I hate it when that happens. But we panicked too quickly and our expressions of concern turned into smiles when we read the greetings from our family.
We were quickly greeted by our neighbors, Jim and Kathy, who "live next door" during this part of our sojourn. They were quick to greet us and then disappear, since as full-timers themselves they know how eager we are to get everything set up and put away before we can relax.
Kathy did come back over briefly with lemonades for us to sip on while working on the set up.
Are these great neighbors or what!
Not only did she provide beverages but they had insisted on preparing our supper that night.
After the set up was done both inside and out, we showered and then sat outside to enjoy the cool breeze while they were busy getting our meal ready. It felt so good to be welcomed and pampered upon our arrival.
|A new configuration for the kitties to explore and enjoy|
Soon we got the supper call and wandered over to a scrumptious meal of chicken, pork chops, potatoes, a vegetable dish, bread and watermelon slices. Even better than this gastronomical treat was the sharing of stories and laughter as we began to catch up with each other.
After a couple hours of visiting we both felt the fatigue of the day catching up with us, and so with both our hearts and our bellies full we returned to See-More for some cat cuddling and relaxing.
It's so good to be back in our Minnesota Home.
Long Live the Queen of Ham Lake