What an amazing weekend it was! The very last of the scaffolding was taken down. Can we get a woo-hoo? And almost as quickly as it was taken down it's being transformed into new decking for the 'grotto' the rather large and airy space underneath our cabin.
When the crew wasn't building there was some good eating happening with my second and most successful attempt at pork ribs in a homemade molasses BBQ sauce and some very delightful chocolate chip cookies provided by Mike. Nigella if you are reading this, I can tell you that Mike can follow a recipe like a hot damn and is pretty handy with power tools too. He is also a skilled crib player as his 4-0 victory over Kevin will attest. Just something to think about now that you are single....
|The tray I made from leftover cedar battens and siding was quickly put to use for coffee and crib.|
Other highlights included swimming, mancala playing (Kevin got his revenge here) spotting of seals and a small weaselish creature by the dock and a lot of general basking in end of summer.