With the New Year only a few days away, it’s now that time to take look back at 2017.
This year, Our Lady gave us some challenges.
We opened her up with a full tank of water in our holding tank. Unfortunately for us, it should have been empty, as it was not used all winter. Which took us on a water journey.
When we had the back-hoe come in and we found out that our pipes in the ground were broken, and had to be replaced.
While under the house, repairing the water problem in the ground, we found out all the supporting blocks holding up the cottage, were cracked and had to be replaced. The cottage had to be jacked up and all the supporting blocks were replaced.
And the water issue kept coming.
The old leak in the roof, destroyed the bathroom and hall.
Winter took havoc on the tree, and it had to come down.
While repairing the hallway and the bathroom, we found some very old and dangerous wiring, over the door, which was our only exit out. This too, all had to be repalaced.
The plans for the year of constructions at the Love Shack, were re-adjusted.
The new pipes went in the ground. The front yard was re-leveled and the front lawn was re-seeded.
The new bathroom and hall were built.
With the tree taken down, the old suburbs were pulled out and a new deck went in.
Which Romeo worked hard supervising.
We were able to start getting back on track, and built the new fire pit.
The Love Shack was ready. It had heat, water and hydro. After a year and half of work, we got to spend our first weekends and week at the cottage.
While staying there, the new lighting got put in, and I could see in the kitchen. That was a happy moment. No more cooking and cleaning in the dark.
A light was put in the main room.
The front door got sanded and re-painted.
Along the way, we stopped to play.
We celebrated Romeo’s first birthday.
Had the Annual Weekend Warrior Barbecue
We had lots of weekend stay overs with the Warriors, where Romeo made his new best friend.
There were bon-fires and barbecues, and some very good wine.
This past year, Our Lady gave us challenges. She also gave us some wonderful memories.
We had time with the family, and time with the friends. We had an opportunity to get to know more of the cottagers and make some new friends.
In all and all, she gave us an extension of our life, and for that we are grateful to the Love Shack.
And now it’s back to the draft board. It’s time to start working on the plans for 2018. With Spring only a few months away….. Here We Go Again!