Sunday, May 6, 2012

Work-camping!!

Saturday we spent most of the day with my son and DIL.  We headed over to their house fairly early (9 am!) and all gathered in one car and headed to "town".  Brandon dropped Amanda and I off at the local library's book sale and him and Dan went off to Lowe's/Home Depot.  Amanda and I were looking for bargains and we found some books for her classroom, a few for me, a few for my daughter and one Harley Davidson book for Dan.   We then headed to the local street fair and walked from booth to booth looking at the various things the vendors were selling.  We didn't buy anything but it was fun looking.

We headed back to their house for lunch and an afternoon of "work-camping".   Amanda gave Brandon and Dan their "honey-do" list and Amanda and I set off to put together a bookcase she had purchased for her cookbooks.
Yep - all parts accounted for!
We read the directions and were successful in putting it together!
Looks like we need to go yard-saling for more cookbooks!
I tried to take pictures of all of the projects that Brandon and Dan worked on....
Getting all the tools together.  Building a workbench for Brandon is a project for another weekend!
Peep hole installed for security!
Yep - it works!
Hanging a mirror above the fireplace was the next task....

Measuring to make sure it was "spot on"!

Amanda had to help finish the task!
The next "to-do" was to hang a ceiling fan.

Unfortunately, they ran into one issue that needed to be addressed before they could proceed and have to call in for back-up this coming week!!  We'll have to come back and finish this later.  We had a fun day with my son and DIL and am glad we could help them with some house chores.  But, we are still trying to find out where that RV hook-up is at their house.  ;-)

In the evening, we headed over to my friend Linda's house for a cook-out with her and Steve.  We grilled kabobs and had corn-on-the-cob.  The guys did a great job grilling despite the rain!  We had a good time hanging out and watching Linda's dog chase her cat.  Cheap entertainment and it made us laugh so much.  We'll be back over there next weekend for Linda's annual Mother's Day cookout.

My daughter has her last exam Monday and will be home from college on Tuesday.  I am looking forward to celebrating their birthdays with them!

Life is good!    


6 comments:

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

You guys got a lot accomplished in one day! I think those RV hook-ups would be a nice payment for your workamping :)

Gin and Syl said...

It's good to help them get settled in by doinga little work camping. There's always projects to be done.
Syl

Sherry said...

Isn't it wonderful to see your children settled into a great place of their own. Actually looks like you guys had a great time. Sure wish I'd been there for the book sale part!!

Dave and Maxine- Wandering Wingers said...

That's my kind of work camping. Spending the day with your kids, helping them with their projects. Enjoy every minute of it!

Nancy and Bill said...

First house...what wonderful memories:o))

Nice that you have this time to spend with the kids!!!

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Isn't it great that you have the time to help out?