Monday, July 25, 2016

A Conglomeration of Things

My plan was to blog this morning, but since it's now going on 8 PM I guess I'll need a new plan. I'm going to catch up a little, then tack this week's Hodgepodge questions on at the end of the post. I will no doubt get emails from people telling me they can't find the questions, but they'll be right here. Mixed in with whatever else ends up here

So what's been going on here lately? Well, the house for one. Suddenly there are a million things to do and confirm and re-confirm and y'all I'm so over it. Today it was an insurance policy that needed tracking down, scanning, and emailing to someone. And you know our scanner doesn't work right in the apartment because the Internet connection is not reliable, which by the way is another thing I'm so over, but hubs took care of getting the doc to the correct recipient.

Did that sound whiny? Don't answer that! In my defense today is build day #307.

Let's talk about the loveliness of a sunset on the water, because we were treated to a beauty on Saturday night. Our realtors (a husband and wife team who also live on the lake) invited hubs and I to have dinner at their house, and since we're renting about 45 minutes from the lake they also invited us to stay over. Doesn't everybody's realtor treat them like VIP's?

We had a fabulous home cooked meal then headed out on their boat for a sunset cruise.

Almost makes you forget you're on house build day #307.

Our realtor friends have been wanting to take hubs water skiing, and believe me hubs has been wanting to go, so on Sunday morning they made it happen.

There was nobody on the lake (or our corner of it anyway) and the water was like glass. Hubs didn't spray any cows, hit a single dock, or ski as close as humanly possible to any bridges, but other than that he looked a lot like his 20-year old self.

His 20-year old self is lucky to have met my 20-year old self.

We all know the fearless need a rule follower to keep them

Okay, gonna wrap this up before the clock rolls into build day #308. You'll find the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge below. Answer on your own blog, then hop back here on WEDNESDAY to add your link to the party. See you there!

1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your summer so far? Why?
(1=eh and 10=best summer ever)

2. July 26th is National Aunts and Uncles Day. Did you have many aunts and uncles growing up? Were you especially close to any one or maybe all of them? Are you an aunt? (or uncle for the men who join here on Wednesdays) Share a favorite memory relating to one of your own aunts or uncles or relating to a niece or nephew who call you Aunt (or Uncle).

3. What's your favorite food dipped in chocolate? What's your favorite food dipped in cheese?

4. When were you last astonished by something? Explain.

5. Surf board, paddle board, ironing board, Pinterest board, score board, clip board, bulletin board...which board have you most recently encountered?

6. What's your favorite story from scripture? Why that story?

7. If you were to travel from the east coast to the west coast in your own country, which five cities would you most want to see?

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. Oh, Joyce, you may be in the building process longer than we were and we hit about 405 days. Have mercy! It was a long process but worth it in the end. Doesn't that make you feel better? :0)). Looks like a fun, fun weekend!

  2. Goodness, the end nearer? Is it ever going to end? (giggling and smiles)-- So glad you got out and about to the lake and had some down time...cya tomorrow.

  3. The sunset over the water pics are so beautiful. No water is near me, so I am loving all your lake stories!

  4. Well, 307 days is a long time to be dealing with a home build, but that sunset cruise must have been soothing to the nerves (and soul)!
    It's always helpful to have good friends who help to pass the time, too, isn't it?
    Take heart in knowing it's closer to being finished with each passing day--and it will be SO worth it in the end :)
    Kathy (Reflections)

  5. Sunset pics are my favorites. Your husband looks good there. It is my plan to be up on skis again before summer is over. A nice smooth lake like that would be perfect!

  6. I truly am living vicariously through you, Joyce. Chris and I often talk about how we'd love to live on the lake. Hoping that comes true sooner than later. Those sunsets...just WOW! Hope to see you and everyone else tomorrow for HP!

  7. Yay Hubs!!!!
    I hear your weariness. Building our home seemed never ending as well and my only advice is it WILL end!
    That was so nice of your realtors. Loverly pictures, as usual.

  8. The sunset photos are gorgeous. Hubby looks pretty accomplished on that ski!! Why does it take so long to build a house? Hard to believe it's almost a year, but soon the joy of moving in and making it home will over-shadow all the waiting. Thanks for the Hodgepodge! It's another good one!!

  9. I wonder what constituted day 1? Securing the plot or breaking ground? It does seem a long time and I'm sure all the minor details can be frustrating but when it's all finished and you can enjoy that lake all the time we will all be so envious! Hope tomorrow is a better day.

  10. It's my first time here and I'm excited to join! I hope I do it right - I answer and come back here to link? Thanks for hosting! I love your questions and your pictures! This is super fun!